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HISTORY 6 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 
1668-1783 




PAGE 

Preface 3 

Arrangement and abbreviations 5 

Colonial governors 1664-1783 6 

Colonial council 7 

Colonial clerks 9 

Council minutes 

Volume 3, pt I, 1668-73 10 

3, pt2, 1674-78 19 

" 5, 1683-88 32 

" 6,1691-93 62 

" 7, 1693-97 89 

" 8,1697-1702 123 

" 9,1702-6 168 

" 10,1706-11 209 

" 11,1711-19 243 

" 12, 1719-20 271 

" 13,1720-22 278 

^' 14,1722-25 287 

" 15, 1725-29 298 



Council minutes {continued) 

Volume 16, 1 729-34 309 

" 17, 1734-38 322 

" 18, 1736-40 333 

19, 1739-44 333 

" 20,1741-46 346 

" 21, 1745-51 346 

" 22,1746-52 382 

" 23,1751-64 382 

" 24, 1753-56 413 

" 25, 1755-64 414 

'• 26,1765-83 467 

" 27,1757-62 508 

" 28,1762-70 508 

" 29,1767-72 508 

" 30, 1770-75 563 

" 31, 1772-76 563 

Corrections 57^ 

Index 581 



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With years of elec'i* n 

1874 Anson Judd Upson L.H.D. D.D. LL.D. 

CkanceZ/or, Glens Falls 

1892 William Croswell Doane D.D. LL.D. 

Vice- C//a/ice//or, Albany 
1873 Martin I. Townsend M.A. LL.D. _ _ _ Troy 
1877 Chauncey M. Depew LL.D. - * - - New York 

1877 Charles E. Fitch LL.B. M.A. L.H.D. - - Rochester 

1878 Whitelaw Reid M.A. LL.D. - - - New York 
1881 William H. Watson M.A. LL.D. M.D. - - Utica 
188 1 Henry E. Turner LL.D. _ _ - _ Lowville 
1883 St Clair McKelway M.A. L.H.D. LL.D. D.C.L. Brooklyn 
1885 Daniel Beach Ph.D. LL.D. _ _ _ Watkins 
1888 Carroll E. Smith LL.D. _ _ _ _ Syracuse 

.1890 Pliny T. Sexton LL.D. _ _ _ _ Palmyra 

1890 T. Guilford Smith M.A. C.E. LL.D. - - Buffalo 

1893 Lewis A. Stimson B.A. LL.D. M.D. - - New York 
1895 Albert Vander Veer Ph.D. M.D. _ _ _ Albany 
1895 Charles R. Skinner M.A. LL.D. 

Superintendent of Public Instruction, ex officio 
1897 Chester S. Lord M.A. LL.D. _ _ _ Brooklyn 
1897 Timothy L. Woodruff M.A. Lieutenant-Governor, ex officio 

1899 John T. McDonough LL.B. LL.D. Secretary of State, ex officio 

1900 Thomas A. Hendrick M.A. LL.D. - _ _ Rochester 
,1901 Benjamin B. Odell jr LL.D. Governor, ex officio 

1 90 1 Robert C. Pruvn M.A. - - _ _ _ Albany 

1902 William Nottingham M.A. Ph.D. - - _ Syracuse 



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1900 James Russell Parsons jr M.A. 

DIRECTORS OF DEPARTMENTS 

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Bulletin 58 April 1901 

HISTORY 6 

CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 1668-17' , 

PREFACE 

This calendar covering the executive minutes of the New York colon H^ 
council from 1668-1783, was prepared by Mr Berthold Fernow, keep., i 
of historical records, shortly before his resignation Ap. i, 1889, and w:-. 
intended to form with other calendars an additional volume of the ser . s 
of Documents relative to the colonial history of the state of New York. 

Numbering of volumes. No minutes exist for the period direcij'- 
following the surrender of New Netherland to the English, Aug. 29, i6f ,, 
the earHest being those of the council convened by Gov. Francis Lovelace, 
Sep. 2, 1668. Many of the executive acts of Gov. Richard Nicolls's 
administration are to be found in " General entries 1664-65 " and " Got ! 
of assize, 1665-72," which volumes were for that reason listed by Jolin 
Van Ness Yates in his Report of the secretary of state relative to the records , 
etc. in his office, 1820, as i and 2 of a set of 33 volumes of colonial counc ' 
minutes and general entries, while the first volume of regular council minut 
1668-78 was marked 3. This volume consists of two parts; the first em;- 
ing July II, 1673, and the second beginning Oct. 31, 1674. Minutes f( 
the intervening period of Dutch control are found in " New York coloni,,' 
mss", 23: 1-270 and have been translated and printed as "Minutes c: 
council of the administrations of commanders Evertsen and Benckes and 
of Anthony Colve, governor of New Netherland, 1673 and 1674", i-^ 
Docitments relative to the colonial history of the state of New York , 2 : 569 
730. Toward the end of the second part of the volume another interruptio 
in the minutes occurs from Nov. 10, 1677-Aug. 17, 1678, including th 
period of Gov. Edmund Andros's visit to England and the temporar; 
administration of Capt, Anthony Brockholls. Minutes for this perioC 
maybe found in '■'■ New York colonial mss ", vol. 26-27. 

A volume of " General entries 1671-74 " having been marked 4, the 
next volume of council minutes, covering the years 1683-88 is marked 5 



4 NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY 

leaving a gap from 1678 to 1683; part of the minutes for that period, 
up to November 1680, may be found in "New York colonial mss " 
vol. 29, while other executive acts are recorded in " General entries 1678- 
80," vol. 32, and " Entries 1682-83," vol. 33. A gap in the council minutes 
occurs again between vol. 5, breaking off with the last council under Gov. 
Thomas Dongan Aug. 2, 1688, and vol. 6 beginning with the first council 
under Gov. Henry Sloughter, Mar. 19, 1691. For the first year of this 
period, when New York was united with New England under Gov. 
Sir Edmund Andros, no regular proceedings are among the New 
York archives, but for the years 1689-91, covering the administration 
of Jacob Leisler, a full record of commissions, appointments, orders, 
accounts, etc. with numerous letters are found in vol. 36 of " New York 
colonial mss.'' After vol. 6 the minutes form one uninterrupted series 
till Mar. 11,1776. A few pages of minutes of the councils of Gov. James 
Robertson and Lt.-gov. Andrew Elliott from Mar. 23, 1780-Nov. 19, 1783, 
held at New York city then in the hands of the British are also recorded. 

Legislative minutes. Beginning with the first regular colonial legis- 
lature, convened in 1691 by Gov. Sloughter, the council became a legislative 
body, coordinate with the assembly. Its legislative minutes have been 
printed as the Journal of the legislative coimcil of the colony of New York 
begun the gth day of Ap. i6gi and ended the jd day of Ap. 177S, 2 v. Alb. 
1 86 1, and for that reason are not entered in this calendar. 

In vol. 6-8, executive and legislative minutes are kept separate, the 
latter at the end of each volume. Vol. 6 contains also the minutes of 
the council in its judicial capacity 1687-88, and vol. 7, proceedings of 
the court of oyer and terminer, 1679-85. In vol. 9-17, 1702-36, the 
two functions were mingled and the minutes printed as legislative have 
been marked by a pen or pencil line in the margin. Vol. 18, 20, 22, 24, 
27, 28 and 30 contain only legislative minutes and were printed entire, 
as also some minutes of 1775-76, found in vol. 26. 

Of the greater part of these minutes the state library has two and in 
some cases even three copies. The first and most complete set described 
above and used for the compilation of this calendar, consists of engrossed 
minutes except vol. 9-1 1, which are made up of blank books of rough 
copies. The second set, covering with some interruptions the years 
1709-76, consists entirely of blank books from which a few minutes not 
found in the bound volumes of engrossed minutes have been inserted in 
the calendar. The third set containing the original drafts of the pro- 
ceedings of 1754-75 are in the form of loose sheets. 

A. J. F. VAN Laer 



4 V. 0. 


Alb. 


974-7 


N424 


974-7 


qN423 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 1668-I783 5 

ARRANGEMENT AND ABBREVIATIONS 

In left column dates are those of council sessions; names indicate 
other than regular place of meeting. In right column are given volume 
number of manuscript minutes and under it, opposite each entry, the 
exact page referred to. Page citations within entries, e. g. (p. 10), refer 
to other entries in this calendar for the same manuscript volume. Other 
citations are to documents bearing on the subject of the minute 
calendared. 

In references volume and page numbers are separated by a colon, e. g„ 
22 : 99 means vol. 22, p. 99. 

The abbreviations used are given below. Numbers following the full 
title are the location (or call) numbers in the state library. 

Doc. rel. to col. hist. N. Y. 

Documents relative to the colonial history of the state of New 
York. V. 12. Alb. 1877. 974-7 qN42i 

Doc. hist. N. Y. 

Documentary history of the state of New York. 
1849-51. 

4 V. Q. Alb. 1850-51. 

The quarto edition is indicated by Q prefixed to the reference ; Q 1 : 75. 

Hough. Pemaquid. 

Hough, F. B. Papers relating to Pemaquid and parts adjacent 
in the present state^of Maine, known as Cornwall county when under 
the colony of New York. 136P. Alb. 1856. 974-15 B772 
Hough. Nantucket. 

Hough, F. B. Papers relating to the island of Nantucket, Marthas 
Vineyard and other islands adjacent known as Dukes county while 
under the colony of New York. i62p. Alb. 1856. 974.49 N151 

Jour. 

Journal of the legislative council of the colony of New York 

1691-1775. 2 v. Alb. 1861. Mss room 

Jour, assembly N. Y. 

Journal of the votes and proceedings of the general assembly 
of the colony of New York, 1691-1765. 2 v. N. Y. 1764-66. 

V328.7471 fA 
L.P. 

Landpapers, 1642-1803. dj, v. 
Original mss in . the office of the secretary of state ; for contents see Calendar of 
N. Y. colonial mamtscripts, indorsed land papers. Alb. 1864. 

N. Y. col. mss. 

New York colonial mss. 103 v. Mss room 

Described in N. Y. state library bulletin: histary 3, p. 215-17. 



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COLONIAL GOVERNORS 1664-1783 

In the following list of colonial governors dates represent, as nearly as 
could be ascertained from manuscript sources, the actual beginning of each 
administration, i. e. the first official act of a newly appointed governor. For 
a temporary administration the date of the governor's departure has been 
chosen in preference to that of the appointment or the oath of office in 
council of his lieutenant. Beginning with Sir Danvers Osborne, 10 Oct. 
1753, all dates are given according to new style; for preceding dates, old 
style has been used in conformity with the records. Indiscriminate use of 
old style and new style dates in Civil list of New York, New York legislative 
manual and Harper's book of facts will account for most of the discrepancies. 

The list of members of the council printed below, is taken from Civil list 
of the colony and state of New York, Alb. 1889, p. 363-64. 



29 Aug. 1664 
23 May 1668^ 

30 July 1673 



9 Sep. 
31 Oct. 
16 Nov. 

8 Aug. 

7 Jan. 

27 Aug. 
II Aug. 

9 Oct. 



1673 
1674 
1677 

1678 

16 i? 

1683? 
1688 
1688 



Richard Nicolls. 
Francis Lovelace. 
Cornells Evertse jr, 

and a council of 

war. 
Anthony Colve. 
Edmund Andros. 
Anthony BrockhoUs, 

commander-in-chief. 
Sir Edmund Andros, 

k'nt. 
Anthony BrockhoUs, 

commander-in-chief. 
Thomas Dongan. 
Sir Edmund Andros. 
Francis Nicholson, 

It.-gov. 



3 June 1689 
19 Mar. 16 5T 
26 July 1691 

30 Aug. 1692 

2 Ap. 1698 

16 May 1699 
24 July 1700 

5 Mar. 170? 

to 
19 May 1701 

19 May 1701 

3 May 1702 



Jacob Leisler.* 
Henry Sloughter. 
Richard Ingoldesby,* 

commander-in-chief. 
Benjamin Fletcher. 
Richard Coote, earl of 

Bellomont. 
John Nanfan, It.-gov. 
Richard Coote, earl of 

Bellomont. 
r Col. William Smith. 
; Col. Abraham De 



Peyster. 



I, Col. Peter Schuyler.' 
John Nanfan, It.-gov. 
Edward Hyde, vis- 
count Cornbury. 



^Documents signed by Gov. Nicolls are found as late as 21 Aug. 1668, 
while a warrant on the treasurer, the earliest record signed by Lovelace as 
governor, is dated 23 May 1668. Instructions for Capn John Backer for ye 
well regulating of ye Militia and other Afifairs at Albany, "were given at 
Albany by both the Governors in August 1668", see "Orders, warrants, 
letters", 2:233. 

"From 25 Oct. 1687-28 Mar. 1688, Gov. Dongan was absent at Albany 
and Major BrockhoUs in command at New York. 

•Assumed the title of It.-gov., Dec. 8, 1689, and was executed for high 
treason May 16, 1691. 

*The council administered the government from July 23, when Gov. 
Sloughter died, to July 26. 

*The earl of Bellomont died Mar. 5, 1701. During the absence of Lt.- 
Gov. Nanfan, and till May 19, 1701, the government was administered by the 
council, at which the oldest councilor presided during this period. 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 1668-I783 



7 



18 Dec. 1708 
6 May 1709 

9 iNIay 1709 

10 Ap. 1710 

14 June 1710 
2!i July 1719 
17 Sep. 1720 

15 Ap. 1728 
I July 1731 
I Aug. 1732 

10 Mar. 17 il 
30 Oct. 1736 

22! Sep. 1743 
10 Oct. 1753 

12 Oct. 1753 

3 Sep. 1755 

3 June 1757 

4 Aug. 1760 



John Lord Lovelace. 
Peter Schuyler, pres. 

Richard Ingoldesby/ 
It.-gov. 

Gerardus Beekman, 
pres. 

Robert Hunter. 

Peter Schuyler, pres. 

William Burnet. 

John Montgomerie. 

Rip Van Dam, pres. 

William Cosby. 

George Clarke, pres. 

George Clarke, It.- 
gov. 

George Clinton." 

Sir Danvers Osborne,' 
bart. 

James De Lancey, It.- 
gov. 

Sir Charles Hardy, knt. 

James De Lancey, It.- 
gov. 

Cadwallader Colden, 
pres. 



8 Aug. 1761 Cadwallader Colden, 

It.-gov. 
26 Oct. 1761 Robert Monckton. 

18 Nov. 176.1 Cadwallader Colden, 

It.-gov. 

14 June 1762 Robert Monckton. 

28 June 1763 Cadwallader Colden, 

It.-gov. 
13 Nov. 1765' Sir Henry Aloore, 

bart. 
I2i Sep. 1769 Cadwallader Colden, 

It.-gov. 

19 Oct. 1770 John INIurray, earl of 

Dunmore. 
9julir 17711 William Tryon. 
7 Ap. 1774 Cadwallader Colden, 

It.-gov. 
28 June 1775 William Tryon. 
23' Mar. 1780 James Robertson.* 

15 Ap. 1783 Andrew Elliott,"' It.- 

gov. 

[13 June?] 1781 James Robertson. 

IS Ap. 1783 Andrew Elliott, It.- 
gov. 



COUNCIL OF THE COLONY OF NEW YORK 

Councilors 

Frederick Phillipse 
William Darvall 



Y ears Councilors 

1665 Thomas Topping 

1665-67 Robert Needham 

1665-72 Thomas Willett 

1667-73 Thomas Delaval 

1667-80 Mathias NicoUs 

1668-69 Ralph Whitefield 

1669^73 Cornelius Van Ruyven 

1670-73 Cornelis Steenwyck 

1671-73 Thomas Lovelace 

1672-79 John Laurence 

1674-79 Anthony Brockholls 

1674-81 William Dyre 



Years 
1675-88 
1676-80 
1680-88 
1683 
1683-86 
1683-86 
1683-88 
1684-85 
1684-85 
1685 
1685 
1685-88 



Stephen Van Cortlandt 
John Youngs 
John Spragge 
Lucas Santen 
Anthony Brockholls 
Lewis Morris 
John Palmer 
Nicholas Bayard 
James Graham 
Jervas Baxter 



^Commission revoked Sep. 17, 1709, communicated to the council Ap. 10, 
1 7 10. 

^John West, 7th Lord De La Warr was appointed governor, June 1737, 
but resigned that commission in September following. 

^Committed suicide, Oct. 12, 1753. 

* Military governors during the revolutionary war, not recognized by the 
state of New York. 



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Years 
1686-88 

[687-88 

[687-88 

[687-88 



[689 



[689 
[690 
[690 
[690 



[690 

1690 

1690 

1690 

1690 

1 691 

[691-92 

[691-^7 

[691-98 

[691-98 

[691-98 

[691-98 

[691-98 

[691-1700 

[691-1704 

[692 



Councilors 

John Youngs 
Nicholas Bayard 
James Graham 
John Palmer 
John Allen 
Walter Clarke 
Joseph Dudley 
Robert Mason 
Walter Newberry 
Edward Randolph 
Richard Smith 
John Usher 
John Walley 
John Winthrop 
John Youngs 
Richard Panton 
Theunis Roelofsen 
Jan. Demarest 
Daniel De Klercke 
Johannis Vermillye 
Samuel Edsall 
Peter De La Noy 
Gerardus Beeckman 
Peter De La Noy 
Samuel Edsall 
Hendrick Jansen (van 

Feurden) 
William Laurence 
Jacob Milborne 
Samuel Staats 
Johannis Vermillye 
Thomas Williams 
William Pinhorne^ 
Joseph Dudley 
Thomas Willett 
Nicholas Bayard 
Chidley Brooke 
Gabriel Monvielle 
William Nicoll 
Frederick Phillipse 
Stephen van Cortlandt 
William Smith 
Thomas Johnson 



Years 
l692r-97 


Councilors 

Caleb Heathcote 


1693-98 
1692-98 
1692-98 
I 692- I 720 
1693-98 


John Laurence 
Richard Townley* 
John Youngs 
Peter Schuyler 
William Pinhorne 


1698 


Robert Livingston 


I 698-1 702 
I 698-1 702 


Abraham de Peyster 
Samuel Staats 


I 698-1 702 


Robert Walters 


I 699-1 700 


James Graham 


1701 
I 701-2 


Robert Livingston 
Thomas Weaver 


1 70 1-2 


William Atwood 


1702-3 
1702-4 


John Bridges 

Sampson Shelton Brough- 


1702-6 


ton 

William Laurence 


1702-8 


Wolfgang William Ro- 




mer 


1702-20 


Caleb Heathcote 


1702-23 


Gerardus Beeckman 


1702-35 

i703'-4 


Rip van Dam 
Matthew Ling 


1703-9 


Thomas Wenham 


1704-19 


Kiliaen van Rensselaer 


1705-15 


Roger Mompesson 


1705-21 


Adolph Phillipse 


1705-28 


John Barbarie 


1708 
1708-9 


Abraham De Peyster 
William Peartree 


I 708-1 I 


David Provoost 


1710-16 


Samuel Staats 


1710-22 


Abraham De Peyster 


1710-31 


Robert Walters 


1 71 1-25 


Thomas Byerly 


1716-22 


John Johnston 


1716-36 


George Clarke 


1720-35 


Francis Harison 


1721-29 


Lewis Morris 


1721-37 


James Alexander 


1721-76 


Cadwallader Colden 



^ Suspended Sep. i, 1692. 

" Refused to sit, being a resident of East Jersey. 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 1668-I783 



Years 


Councilors 


Years 


Councilors 


1723-32 


William Provoost 


1755-60 


James De Lancey 


1723-41 


Abraham van Home 


1755-69 


George Clarke jr 


1725-50 


Philip Livingston 


1755-76 


Daniel Horsemanden 


1726-61 


Archibald Kennedy 


1758-68 


William Walton 


1729-53 


James De Lancey 


1758-76 


John Watts 


1730-48 


Philip Courtland 


1759-62 


Josiah Martin 


1733-44 


Henry Lane 


1760-76 


Oliver De Lancey 


1733-47 


Daniel Horsemanden 


1762-63 


Benjamin Pratt 


1738-54 


George Clarke jr 


1762-68 


William Alexander 


1744-58 


Joseph Murray 


1764-71 


Joseph Reade 


1745 


Sir Peter Warren 


1764-76 


Charles Ward Apthorpe 


1745-46 


Jeremias van Rensselaer 


1764-76 


Roger Morris 


1745-49 


John Moore 


l^(>^-^2 


Henry Cruger 


1745^58 


John Rutherford 


1767-76 


William Smith jr 


174^47 


Stephen Bayard 


1769 


James De Lancey 


1748-56 


Edward Holland 


i769r-76 


Hugh Wallace 


1750-56 


James Alexander 


1769-76 


Henry White 


1751-74 


Sir William Johnson 


1771-76 


William Axtell 


1752-63 


John Chambers 


1773-76 


John Harris Cruger 


1753^^7 


William Smith 


1775-76 


James Jauncey 




CLERKS OF THE COUNCIL 




1664-93 Secretary of the 


28 Sep. 


1698 Barne Cosens 




province 


24 Mar. 


1706 Secretary of the 




1693 David Jamison 




province 



COUNCIL MINUTES 



1668 



Sep. 2 
3 

Nov. 6 



p. m. 

1669 

Feb. 22 

New Harlem 

23 



V. 3 



June 28 

/ New York 



July 31 
Fordham 

Sep. 9 
New York 



14 



Names of the members of the council: 

Gov. Francis Lovelace, Sec. Mathias Nicolls, the mayor of 

New York, Capt. Thos. Willett, Ralph Whitfield. 
Order appointing a day of general fasting. 
Regulations for the commerce with neighboring colonies; 

details omitted because recorded elsewhere. 
Hearing of the case in difference between the town of New 

Harlem, represented by David Turnier, John Verveelen and 

Resolved Waldron vs John Archer. 
Hearing continued. Order to Geo. Tippett about his cattle 

marks. 

Order for making a convenient wagon road between New 
York city and New Harlem; commission appointed for 
that purpose. 

John Richbell of Momoronock, Wm. Lawrence of Flushing, 
Jacques Cortilleau of New Utrecht, Resolved Waldron of 
New Harlem and Thomas Wandall to be commissioners 
for settling the differences between the town of West- 
chester and Wm. Willett about Cornells Neck, and between 
the same town and Thos. Hunt about Throgmortons 
Neck. 

Inhabitants of Boswyck vs inhabitants of Newtown, Robert 
Coe, Richard Gildersleeve sr and jr, and Robert Jackson 
witnesses for Newtown; case referred to the court of 
assizes. Letter to be written to Messrs Mulford and James 
about Indian afifairs. Will the Indian not to be allowed 
to come to Easthampton or other places at the east end 
of Long Island. 

Order concerning the differences between John Archer, Wm. 
Betts and George Tippett about meadow land; Verveelen 
the ferrj'-man to have some. 

The garrison at Esopus to be discharged, as needless; Ralph 
Whitfield, Capt. John A/fanning, Capt. Jacques Cortelyou, 
Capt. Thos. Chambers, Wm. Beakman, Henry Pawling, 
Christ'r Berrisford to be commissioners for regulating the 
afifairs at Esopus and the New Dorpes (see N. Y. col. mss, 
22:99). 

Order upon a letter from Capt. Carr concerning a threatening 
insurrection on the Delaware. The Long Fin to be kept in 
prison. 



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II 



1669 

Oct. 18 



p. m. 

1670 

Jan. 25 



V. 3 



Ap. 



9 

13 



May 14 



July 7 



Aug. 24 



Oct. 22 



Orders concerning the insurrection in Delaware bay. The 
Long Fin sentenced to be whipped and branded in the face 
(see Doc. rel. to col. hist. N. Y. r2:469). Will the Indian 
sentenced to death for rape on a white woman. 

Order regulating customs duties on tobacco, sugar and other 
" grosse goods." 

Order concerning the Long Fin. Wm. Douglas' case taken 
into consideration (see Doc. rel. to col. hist. N. Y. 12:472). 

Orders on petitions: of Abr'm Frost for a review of a judg- 
ment against him at the suits of Wm. Osborne and John 
Firman; in the case between Nicasius de Sille and his wife; 
of Nicholas Wright concerning his daughter and her hus- 
band Eleazer Leveridge. Staten Island business deferred. 

Hearing of Indians, who claim to be the lawful owners of 
Staten Island. 

Hearing continued. 

Hearing continued; the island to be surrendered "by Turfe 
& Twigg " to Thomas Lovelace and Mathias NicoUs, as 
the governor's deputies. 

Deliberations on the relations between Martin's Vineyard 
and the province of New York, started by a letter from 
Mr Mayhew (see Hough. Nantucket, p. 20-21). Connecticut 
boundaries. Peace between the Maquaes and north Indians. 
Capt. John Baker dismissed the service (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
22:78-91); Capt. Salisbury appointed in his place. Eleazer 
Leveridge granted a divorce from his reputed wife 
Rebeccah. 

Order concerning the difference between John Archer of 
Fordham and the three farms, Betts, Tippett and Heddy 
(p. 10). Katharine Harrison, accused of witchcraft by 
Thos. Hunt sr and Edward Waters in behalf of the town 
of Westchester, appears with her attorney Capt. Ponton 
and admits that as a resident of Wethersfield she has been 
tried for witchcraft and found guilty by the jury at Hart- 
ford, but acquitted by the bench; order of the Hartford 
court concerning her, signed by John Allen, secretary. 

Case against Widow Katharine Harrison continued; con- 
stable Edward Waters and John Quimby for Westchester, 
Capt. Ponton, Thos. Hunt sr and jr, Roger Townsend 

and More for Widow Harrison; letters from Capt. 

Talcott and John Allen produced; Josiah Willard testifies; 
case referred to the court of assizes. 

The schout of Albany continued in his office. Former order 
concerning Maritien Damens and Jan Clute's exchange of 
land to stand. Order on a letter from Capt. Salisbury 



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15 



16 



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about New England people trading at Albany. Father 
Pierron to be watched. Town and fort at Albany. Peace 
between the Maquaes and the Mahicanders. Bridge money. 
Stealing of canoes. Enumeration of inhabitants of Albany 
called for. Marriage of Eleazer Leveridge with Rebeccah 
Wright declared null. Customs at the Whorekill abolished. 31 

Order on a petition of Richard Smith about the boundaries 
of Nesaquake lands in dispute with Huntington. Letter 
about the peace between Maquaes and Machicanders to be 
sent to Gov. Winthrop. Order on a petition of Johannes 
de Decker concerning some negroes claimed by him and 
salary due by the West India company. Philipp Pieters* 
[Schuyler] title to land on Staten Island declared invalid, 
Jacob Melyn, from whom he derives it, having sold it to 
the West India company. Order about Domines Hook, in 
dispute between Mr Sharpe, Mr van Brugh and Mr Bayard. 
Inhabitants of Seatalcott (Brookhaven) allowed to pur- 
chase Indian lands within their patent. House in Pearl 
street to be sold. 34 

Case of the heirs of Anna Bogardus [Anneke Jans] against 
Mr Sharpe about the sale of Domines Hook. 32 

Hearing on the petition of Johannes de Decker. Mynheer 
Stuyvesant and Resolved Waldron testifying. 38 

Order concerning the claim of Johannes de Decker to land 
on Staten Island. Indian deed of sale to people of South- 
ampton and their election of a sachem to be confirmed and 
constable's staves sent to them. No liquor to be sold to 
the Indians at Southampton. 40 

Orders: on a petition of John Cooper about Indians assist- 
ing as whalers and customs officers; on papers received 
from the court of sessions for Flushing, Hemstead and 
Jamaica. 4L 

Richard Smith of Huntington. Order on a petition of sol- 
diers for land on Staten Island. Orders on Seatalcott busi- 
ness, Mr Lane appearing for the town; Mr Lane and Mr 
Woodhull propose to purchase from the Indians and settle 
two farms at the Wading Place. 

Wyckerscreek Indians are willing to sell their lands. Charles 
Bridges and wife to be placed in possession of the estate 
of John Cockram, mortgaged to them. Eleazer Leveridge 
to satisfy his divorced wife, Rebeccah Wright, for her mar- 
riage portion. Capt. Seamans. Etienne Gaigneau. 
Jacques Guyon. Orders on petitions: of Peter Stanten- 
burgh, Jan Vigue et al. about land; of Jacobus and Cor- 
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Carr's arrival; a letter to be sent there by Peter Rambo. 
Letters of administration upon the estate of Samuel Mayo 
at Oysterbay granted to Anthony Wright. Gravesend to 
have a confirmatory patent for land, formerly belonging 
to Robert Pennoyer and given to the town. Mr Coe to 
report on the business of Joseph Thurston. Order author- 
izing the haven master to make arrests on the river. Or- 
der on a petition of Capt. Wm. Lawrence for a patent 
to land at Flushing (see A''. Y. col. tnss, 22:111). Orders: 
concerning the estate of John Cockram, late of Newtown 
alias Middleborough, vested in Charles Bridges and his 
wife Sarah, subject to a payment to John Sharpe; for 
payment to Capt. John Seamans for work done at Hemp- 
stead; on a petition of Capt. Silvester Salisbury about 
a difference with Frederick Gysberts. 44 

Mar. 8 Elias Doughty having bought the interest of Charles and 
Sarah Bridges in the estate of John Cockram (p. 44), to 
receive title for it. Order concerning the payment of 
money borrowed for building the dominie's house at 
Breuklyn, to Mr Heggeman, then schout. Title of Jan 
Vigne and Peter Stoutenbergh to land near the Water Port 
to remain good. Action on Huntington business de- ^ 
ferred, also on West India company business. No wheat in 
grain to be exported for a year. No strange sloops al- 
lowed to go to Albany. Consideration of the refusal of 
Southampton and Southold to take out new patents post- 
poned. 51 
27 Reports of Jeremiah van Rensselaer and Capt. Phil. Pieters 
Schuyler of Albany concerning fortifications, excise, min- 
isters' and town officers' salaries considered and orders 
thereon. 53 

Ap. 15 Proceedings of the commissioners sent to the east end of . 
L. I. the mayor of New York, Mathias Nicoles and Isaac v 
Bedloo, approved and ordered to be recorded. Indian mur- 
ders at Delaware; sale of liquor to Indians there; many 
families desire to settle at Apoquining and Bombay Hook 
among them Mr Jones, Mr Wharton and Mr Whale. 57 

26 Answers to a petition of inhabitants of Staten Island pre- 

sented by Thos. Carle and Nathan Whitmore. Gideon 
Marlette called before the council. Election of com- 
missaries at Kingston postponed. Capt. Chambers to be 
justice of the peace for the three towns in Esopus. Courts 
at Marbletown and Hurley. 58 

27 Mr Stillw.ell and Nathaniel Brittaine to lay out lots upon the 

hills on Staten Island; a highway toward the bridge and 
the Greatkill to be made; new lots to be added to the 
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May i8 Esopus affairs: report of Mr Mayor and Capt. Lovelace on 
them; the commissaries chosen by them confirmed. Del- 
aware affairs: purchase of the Whorekill by the Dutch to 
be recorded; loss of Jan de Capre's sloop. Albany affairs: 
proceedings of Mr Mayor of New York and Capt. Loye- 
lace about the excise confirmed. Mr Beeckman and Stoffel 
Hoogelandt proposed to succeed Govert Loockermans as 
a lieutenant at New York; Beeck-man commissioned. 
Proposition for raising a troop of horse in the city to be 
considered. Officers for the troop of horse in the north 
and west end of Long Island to be returned to the gov- 
ernor for nomination. Order on a petition concerning 
the export of corn. 6o 

June 14 New Castle and Whorekill affairs: order concerning dis- 
tilleries at New Castle; concerning settlements at the 
Whorekill. 63 

21 Patents issued by the officers in Delaware, confirmed. The 
grant to Mr Mills to extend only to the north side of 
Whorekill. Order on a report by Mr Payne and Mr Terry 
concerning Matinicock Indians. 64 

28 Nantuckett affairs; orders made about titles to land on the 

island. 65 

29 Tristram Coffin appointed chief magistrate at Nantuckett. 65 
p. m. Order on a petition of Willem Hendricks Baker and other 

Lutherans of New York against their minister. 66 

July 6 Order on a petition and proposals of Mr Mayhew concern- 
ing Martin's Vineyard (see Hough. Nantucket, p. z^). 67 

7 Mr Mayhew with two assistants elected by the two towns 

oji Martin's Vineyard to hold court for cases up to £5; ap- 
peals to be made to their general court; Mayhew to be 
governor over the Indians on the island (see Hough. 
Nantucket, p. zz) ', allowed to , make purchases of land from 
the Indians for the duke of York (see Book of Indian 
purchases) . 

8 Order on Mr Mayhew's and Mr Brenton's claims upon Eliz- 

abeth islands. Three assistants to be elected for a court 
on Martin's Vineyard; Mr Mayhew as president to have 
double vote. Mr Mayhew sr acknowledges he has sold 
his claim upon Elizabeth islands, but his grandchild sus- 
tains the claim as his father's right; Daniel Wilcocks claim 
to be recorded; the whole adjudged to Mr Brenton. 69 

12 Quit rent to be paid by Mr Mayhew fixed. The former order 
against export of wheat continued. Order on petition 
of Govert Loockerman's wife about Capt. Manning's pur- 
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Richard Gildersleeve and Capt. John Seamans appear on be- 
half of Hempstead, against a grant to Mr Terry and to 
claim Matinicock land. 

Gov. Phil. Carterett and Capt. James Carterett of New Jer- 
sey present. Mr Tom sends report by' Peter Alricks of 
murders committed by Indians on Matinicock island in 
Delaware river. Meeting on the case adjourned to Eliza- 
bethtown. 

Order directing the mayor and aldermen to make an inves- 
tigation into the disturbances caused by George Spurre, 
Humphrey Davenport and others in seizing the ship Ex- 
pectation, Isaac Melyen, commander. Capt. Manning and 
Mr Dervall added to the bench. 

Negotiations for the land claimed by the Wyckerscreek In- 
dians from Monussing to Harlem river and from John 
Richardson's cross to Wyckerscreek; price asked by the 
Indians. 
Nov. 7 Governors Lovelace and Carterett, Messrs Steenwyck, Thos. 
Ellzabethtown Lovelace, Capt. Berry, Messrs de la Prairie, Pardon and 
Nicolls. The Indian murders on Matiniconck island and 
orders for preventing further mischief (see Doc. rel. to col. 
hist. N. Y. 12:484). 

Action on Capt. Salisbury's petition against Fred'k Gysbert 
(p. 44) postponed. Orders on petitions: of Domine Sam- 
uel Drisius for his salary in arrears for two years; of Coen- 
raat ten Eyck and Boel Roelofifs about an orphan's estate 
for which they are trustees; of Francis de Bruyne against 
Gravesend; of inhabitants of Breuklyn for the lot formerly- 
belonging to Charles Gabry and confiscated to the duke 
of York; of Newtown about their boundaries with Bos- 
wyck. Agreement made between Fred'k Lubberts and 
Michael Heynelle confirmed. Staten Island settlements. 
Proposals of the French minister to bring protestant fam- 
ilies from Europe approved. Order about fencing in town 
lots. A third militia company to be formed in New York 
city. One half of Capt. Wilkins' fine remitted. Report of 
Mr de la Vale concerning the peace made at Albany be- 
tween Maquaes and Mahicanders approved. Younker 
Vosch's estate to be secured. 

Case of Messrs Badgard, Ripley and Darvall against a bond 
of Mr Walker given at Jamaica, W. I. for a junk sailing 
to Campeachy bay. 

Order upon a report of Capt. Dudley Lovelace and Capt. Jac- 
ques Cortelyou on the differences between Mr Pell and Mr 



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Richbell concerning land on Stony or Gravelly or Chap- 
men's brook; Elias Doughty, Mr Ponton and Francis 
Yeates testify about it. 89 

May 17 Order on a petition of Capt. Salisbury about rent due from 
Fred'k Gysberts for a house in Stone street. Proposals 
of Mr Paine (Penne) to be considered later. Title of Hen- 
drick Jansen to land on Maspethkills, L. I. confirmed. 
Boundaries between Newtown and Boswyck to be resur- 
veyed. Schenectady tappers to continue their business un- 
til further orders. New Castle, Del.'to be an incorporated 
bailywick; English laws introduced there, etc. (see Doc. rel. 
to col. hist. N. Y. 12:496). Whalefishing at Oysterbay. 
Capt. Manning's petition about Capt. Blagg to be con- 
sidered later. Action of the of^cers in Delaware in- resist- 
ing the claims of Maryland on the Whorekill approved. 91 
20 Complaint of Capt. Manning against Capt. Blagg for carry- 
ing ofif a soldier (Barth Salter) and for not showing re- 
spect to the duke's flag examined; Capt. Blagg not held; 
Philipp Jones, Mr Wasslyn, Mr Dyor, John Harris, James 
Westmore and others witnesses. , 96 
24 Orders made on receipt of a letter from Lord Arlington 
brought from Boston by Mr Sharpe: care to be taken of 
the shipping, a war in Europe being imminent; battery for 
the protection of ships in the harbor to be erected. Capt. 
Haselwood to take letters to England. Correspondence 
with Major general Leverett to be recorded. 99 

June 10 Trouble in New Jersey between Gov. Carterett and Capt. 
James Carterett. Delaware affairs. Cornelys Wyncoop 
and Joost Adriaensen to be new commissaries at Kings- 
ton. Hempstead to be allowed to call a minister. Orders 
on petitions: from Mad Man's Neck; from Matinicock 
about commonage; of Widow Nevius about a ferry; of 
Daniel Denton concerning a difference with Daniel White- 
head; of Hendrick Rooseboom sexton at Albany praying 
to be allowed to bury Lutherans. ,101 

24 Contested election for constable and overseers in Hemp- 
stead; Robert Jackson, Simon Seryon, I. Smith, Thos. 
Hicks, James Pine contestants. Returns of voluntary 
contributions for repairs to the fort from Hempstead and 
Flushing. Thos. Hunt jr to be released under bond. 
f Gerrit Trevis, the tinker, likewise. Whalefishing. Indian 
V / [ affairs. Thos. Lovelace, High sheriff John Manning, Al- 
lard Anthony, Capt. Rich'd Morris, Mr Gibbs and Thos. 
Rombout to be comm'rs for receiving contributions for the 
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issued. Commissioners to view the boundaries between 
Gravesend and New Utrecht. Correspondence with Capt. 
Carterett to be recorded. Order in tlie Hempstead elec- 
tion case, Robert Jackson confirmed as constable, John 
Smith Rocksen and John Carrman as overseers. 104 

July I Contributions for repairing New York fortifications. Or- 
der for the roJease of Daniel Browne a planter at the Whore- 
kill imprisoned for abusive language against the duke un- 
der bonds. Taxes on liquor to be imposed at the Whore- 
kill for the repair of damages done by pirates. The bakers 
allowed to ship grain to Milford for grinding. Order con- 
cerning Mr Paine's proposals. Ariantie Bleeke widow of 
Joannes Nevius, allowed to continue the ferry kept by her 
husband. Agreement between Newtown and Boswyck 
confirmed. Capt. Carterett reports Indian plots against the 
English. 108 

6 Declaration of war against the states general to be pub- 
lished at 'the gate of the fort and at the state house. 
Council to be enlarged. 114 

Sep. 6 Inquiry to be made in Rhode Island about the imprison- 
ment of Mr Paine tUere. Orders: concerning Schenec- 
tady town court; Indian trading house; huts on the hill 
at Albany; on a petition of Richard Smith of Nesaquake y 
for a rehearing of the case between him and Huntington. 
Reports of Mr Lovelace and Capt. Manning about Mr 
Richbell's differences with his neighbors. Report of Mr 
Gibbs and Mr Rider of proceedings at Fordham; ap- 
proved. Action on Thos. Pettit's " business about a di- 
vorce " postponed. Country rates to continue as before. 
House in the fort at Albany to be repaired. iiS 

Nov. 19 John Jennings and Wm. Jane of Southampton against John 
Cooper for evil words against the government; Thos. 
Travally's deposition read and the case referred to the 
next court of sessions; Wm. Brawley of Southampton 
comes as witness. John Jennings to be customer at South- 
ampton vice John Laughton; Edward Petty at Southold; 
Wm. Perkins at Easthampton. Capt. Howell's commission 
renewed for one year. Mr Jenning's business about his 
bargain referred to the sessions. Order on a petition of 
Isaac Melyn for leave to unload his ship Expectation 
for repairs; Mayor John Lawrence of New York, Capt. 
Isaac Bedloo, Alderman Johannes van Burgh and Jacob 
Leysler to be arbitrators. IIP 

23 Richard Smith vs Huntington; Thos. Benedict and Henry y 
Whitney witnesses. New order on petition of Isaac Melyn 
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Jan. 27 Order on a report from Albany that John Steward a soldier 
there, has been murdered by two north Indians of Nar- 
actak castle; Capt. Silvester Salisbury, Capt. Jeremias van 
Rensselaer, the commissaries and the officers of the mi- 
litia to sit as a court of oyer and terminer for the trial 
of the Indians. Order on a petition of Antonia van 
Curler, widow of Arent van Curler for leave to trade with 
the Indians at Schenectady. Order on a letter from Isaac 
Graveraat schout at Esopus about contributions for fort 
repairs and taxes. Capt. Chambers to be exempt from 
taxes. Capt. Pawling to be thanked for his vigilance con- 
cerning the Esopus Indians. Vessels coming from New 
York with the governor's license to be allowed free passage 
up Delaware river. Action on letters from Mr Wharton 
and Capt. Cantwell about Whorekill matters deferred un- 
til the return of Henryck the Loper. Wm. Douglas of 
Delaware to be sent by Wm. Shackerley to the Barba- 
does to be sold. Orders on the petitions of Benj. John- 
son and Thos. Faulx for discharge from prison. Con- 
sideration of the Quakers' paper suspended. Orders: on 
a petition of inhabitants of Manhattan island against Capt. 
Manning's patent for land by the Frenchman's; about hogs 
running in the city; on a petition of Sarah widow of Nich- 
olas Davis for protection against her late husband's cred- 
itors. 125 

28 A packet from Whitehall received by the hands of George 

Moore arrived from England via Boston. 135 

Ap. 14 Business of Peter Groenendyke and Mr Gardner of Nan- 
tuckett deferred. Order for the reducing of Whorekill. 
Quakers' paper about the fortifications considered. Mili- 
tary laws to be attended. Order on a petition of the ba- 
kers about the cure-masters. Kingdom's and Tys Barent's 
afifairs referred back to the justices who tried them before. 
Order on Jan Jansen's petition deferred. Mr Nicholls' 
charges in Delaware to be paid. Surveys from Mr Whar- 
ton to be patented. 136 

18 Trial of Peter Smith alias Groenendyke for seducing two 
girls, Annetie daughter of Juriam Blanck sr and Maria de 
la Noy, under promise of marriage; Jurian Blanck sr and 
jr, daughter Catherine, Albert Bosch his son-in-law, and 
Peter de la Noy brother of Maria prosecuting. 139 

22 Trial of Peter Groenendyke continued; Annetie Romers, 
Reyneer Willems baker, Cornelissen the fisher, testify; 
Groenendyke to pay damages and a fine. 141 

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May 15 Letters received from the duke of York, Lord Berkeley and 
Sir George Carterett about New Jersey. Col. Nicolls' 
patent to Elizabethtown made void by the duke. Post 
rider to Milford to continue until further orders. Bea- 
cons to be erected. Former orders about the reduction 
of Whorekill to be carried out. Court of sessions ad- 
journed. Justices of the east riding to nominate three \^ 
persons for the governor to make a selection for high 
sheriff of Long Island. Case of Daniel Lane postponed 
until the arrival of his wife. Order on a petition of Mary 
Dobson about a payment to Mr Gabry. Order concern- 
ing a transaction in wheat between Asser Levy, Nicholas 
de Meyer, van der Cooley and Capt. Chambers. 
22 Orders: about a quarrel between Capt. Pawling and Mr 
Graveraat; on a complaint of Capt. Chambers against Ed- 
ward Whittaker and his wife about a reputed witch. 

June 12 Proclamation to issue for the re-arrest of Daniel Lane; his 
wife and daughter are released under bonds; Harry New- 
ton the jailer to be examined. Order appointing a gen- 
eral day of fasting and prayer. Prohibition to export 
wheat suspended. Order upon a complaint of the cus- 
tomers and customhouse regulations. English laws intro- 
duced at the Esopus. A new alderman to be nominated 
in place of Mr Darvale, and a new militia captain in place 
of Isaac Bedloo. 

24 Order fixing the value of wampum. Order on a petition of 
the bakers about the surveyor or cure-master of bread and 
flour (p. 136). Prohibition to export wheat to be en- 
forced. 15s 

July 4 Order taking off the excise from small beer and fresh meats 

and advancing the rate on liquor, wine and beer. 158 



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The fort surrendered to the governor. Mathias Nicolls 
sworn of the council at the city hall and three constables 
sworn in for the city. 

Order continuing in office all magistrates and other officials 
at Albany, Esopus, the Delaware, etc. who held office be- 
fore the coming of the Dutch in July 1673, excepting Peter 
Alricks who had offered his services to the Dutch on the 
Delaware. 

Michael Siston appointed schout, Wm. Parker marshal! and 
Sergt. Thos. Sharpe clerk of ihe entries, at Albany; Rich- 
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Capt. Thos. Chambers to be as formerly justice of the 
peace. George Hall to be schout at Esopus. Capt. 
Edmund Cantwell reappointed schout or sherrif, Wm. 
Tom secretary, on the Delaware river, both to take poi- 
session of the fort etc. at Newcastle and be receivers of 
quit rents and other duties. Tristram Coffin sr, Matthew 
Mayhew and Thos. Dogget before the council on behalf 
of Martin's Vineyard and Nantuckett. a 

7 Answer given to Tristram Coffin etc. recorded elsewhere. 3 

10 Mayor, aldermen and sheriff of New' York appointed and 

sworn. 3 

i6 Mayor and aldermen meet before the governor in the fort. 
Flour to be examined before shipping and marked with 
the town brand, meats likewise. Orders concerning 
weights and measures, bakers' bread, fortifications, gate 
at the Smith's valley. 3 

21 The same, Capt. Anthony Brockholes and Wm. Dyre pres- 
ent. Order for the recovery of the provincial records in 
the hands of Nicholas Bayard secretary under Gov. Colve. 
Confiscations made by the Dutch to be void. 5 

27 Justices for the west riding of Long Island commissioned 

and sworn in. 6 

Nov. 30 Justices for the north riding commissioned and sworn in. 6 

Dec. 4 Consultation in the fort, the governor, Capt. Richard Grif- 
fith, Capt. Cassibelam Burton, Capt. Anthony Brock- 
,jj holes, Wm. Dyre, the mayor and aldermen present. Let- 

ter from the three eastern towns of Long Island signed 
by John Mulford, John Howell and John Youngs declining 
to acknowledge the authority of New York; and order 

thereon. 6 

1676 

Jan. 8 Fishing company to be established with £10 shares. Market 
day fixed for the city (see N. Y, col. mss, 24:67). John 
Burroughs of Newtown summoned with the constable for 
two letters reflecting on the government. Constable of 
Huntington sent for to answer for not obeying orders. 
Council to meet every Friday. lO 

Jan. 15 John Jackson constable of Hempstead brings John Jen- 
nings before council according" to warrant; Jennings is 

charged by Scudder of Maspethkills with taking 

away his brother's indentures as apprentice to Scudder; 
sentenced to prison. Petition of Nath. Brittaine against 
John Sharpe about a servant referred to the court of 
sessions. The constable of Newtown (p. 10) discharged 
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Gravesend sessions; John Burroughs to be whipped and 
imprisoned; warrant to the sheriff for carrying out the sen- 
tence. Capt. Manning to be tried for surrendering Fort 
James to the Dutch. ll 

19 Trial of Isaac Piatt constable of Huntington (p. 10); fined s/" 
20s. for the poor. 16 

22 Order concerning vacant lots in the city (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 24:56). Order on the petition of Nicholas Bayard 
about Gov. Colve's power of attorney (see N. Y. col. mss, 
24:34). Preparations for the trial of Capt. Manning (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 24:36-53). Supervisor of drift whales on y 
Long Island to be appointed. Long Island sachems called 
before the council. Order of the court of sessions about 
the differences and separation of Wm. Hallet and his wife 
Susannah confirmed. 17 

29 Trial of Capt. Manning (p. 11, 17) commenced; he is com- 
mitted to the sherrif. Appeal of Nicholas de Meyer from 
a judgment of the mayor's court referred back to the 
court. 20 

Feb. 2 Articles against Capt. John Manning (p. 20); trial con- 
tinued. 21 
5 Trial continued; Capt. Manning sentenced to be dismissed 

the service. 23 

19 Prohibition to export corn continued. Trial of the case of 
Daniel, Mattys and Jacobus de Haart, Cooke and West 
attorneys, against Jacob Tennisse Key, Jan Hendricks 
van Bommel and Jacques Cousseau, Allard Anthony and 
Mr Sharpe attorneys, about the estate of their brother 
Balthazar de Haart (see N. Y. col. mss, 24:58). Order on 
a petition of Jan Jansen Verryn. On an appeal of Wm. 
Dyre in re de Meyer (p. 20). In re Richard Smith vs y^ 
Huntington. " 24 

Mar. 5 The governor and council and the mayor with the alder- 
men. Order concerning the militia. No ballast to be 
thrown into the harbor. Prohibition to export corn con- 
tinued. Customs regulations; New York, Southampton -X 
and Southold to be ports of entry. 26 

18 Gov. Phil. Carterett of New Jersey present. Cornelius 
Steenwyck, Johannes van Brugh, Johannes de Peyster, 
Nicholas Bayard, Eguidius Luyck, Wm. Beekman, Jacob 
Kip and Antonio de Mill to be committed and examined 
on the charge of disturbing the government (see A^. Y. col. 
mss, 24:73). Magistrates to keep the fortifications in re- 
pair. Order about hogs running in the streets to be en- 
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19 The prisoners (p. 27) examined and the matter referred to 

the court of assizes (see N. Y. col. mss, 24:76). 28 

26 Order concerning peltry and tobacco seized on board of the 

flyboat Beurs or Exchange, of Amsterdam. 31 

30 Timber cargo of the Castle, Capt. Hyatt. 32 

Ap. 7 Rates remitted to Sotithampton, Easthampton and South- 
old. All inhabitants to take the oath of allegiance and 
fidelity. Action on a petition of Johannes de Peyster ac- 
knowledging his error and desiring to take the oath de- 
ferred. Order on a letter of James Hubbard about Graves- 
end township matters. 33- 

16 Order on a letter of the commissaries at Albany about propo- 
sitions made by the Maquaes. 34 

123 Orders on a report from Delaware of murders committed 

by Indians at Millstone creek. 35 

28 Nantuckett affairs; Tristram Coffin and Matthew Mayhew 

appearing on one side, Peter Foulgar and Capt. John 
Gardiner with a power of attorney, signed for the town 
by Richard Gardiner, Edward Starbuck, Thos. Macy, 
Wm. Worth, on the other (seeHough. Nantucket, p. 83-84). 36 

29 Nantuckett affairs discussed. 

30 Discussion continued (ste N.Y. col. mss, 2'4:g2, 93, 98, 100, 102). 37 
May I Orders made about Nantuckett; recorded elsewhere. 37 

24 The ship Margaret of New York, Philips owner and 

master, cleared at Rye allowed to proceed. Royal African 
company. 38 

25 Connecticut boundaries; Capt. Collier and Mr Ashton to go 

as commissioners with a letter to the governor and coun- 
cil of Connecticut. (See A^. Y. col. mss, 24:121). 39 

31 All products of Barbadoes, Jamaica and Caribean islands 

except rum to be imported free of duty. 40 

June 7 Order to the courts of sessions on Long Island to inquire 

about church affairs. Day of thanksgiving appointed. 40 

14 Letter received from Gov. Winthrop on private business. 41 

23 Correspondence with governor and council of Connecticut 

about the boundaries. Disturbances at the Delaware. 41 

24 Aldermen Fred'k Philipps and Gabriel Minvielle present. 

Letter about the boundaries to be sent to Connecticut. Or- 
der concerning the valuation of wampum, etc. 42 
28 Virginia tobacco to be imported duty free. Oath of allegi- 
■'7 ance to the duke of York to be administered in the terri- 
^ ' tory claimed by Connecticut. 43 
July 4 Gov. Andros to go to Connecticut about the Indian 

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24 Gov. Andros reports on his journey to Connecticut. Orders 

concerning constables' watches and Indians on Long 
Island. Magister Jacobus Fabricius and John Ogle to 
be sent from Delaware to New York as prisoners for dis- 
turbing the peace. Delaware land matters. Court of ad- 
miralty to sit in the case of the ketch Susannah. 44 

Aug. 5 Encouragement to immigrants from Europe. Staten Island 
land matters. Tackpousha sachem of Mashpeage 
against Hempstead represented by Rich'd Gildersleeve sr 
and George Hewlett. Condemned ketch Susannah to be 
sold at auction. Order on a petition of widow Elizabeth 
Bedloo for letters of administration on her late husband's 
estate. Letters of administration on Balth, de Haart's 
estate granted to his brothers, Daniel, Matthias and 
Jacobus (p. 24). Order in re widows Betts and Tippett vs 
John Archer about land. New rate of assessment to be 
made. Report on the accounts of widow Anna Elizabeth 
Wessells and Peter Nys for the tappers' excise approved. 45 

Sep. 10 Fred'k Philipps sworn of the council. Indian affairs. SO 

14 Indian affairs. Wm. Laurence to be justice of the peace for 

the north riding. Order on a complaint of Capt. Thos. 
Townsend of Oysterbay that, as the quakers refuse to bear 
arms, it is impossible to keep a strict watch as ordered. 51 

15 Order to restore to the Indians of Long Island their arms, 

except to those of Easthampton and Shelter island, who ^ 
have paid contributions to the Narragansetts. Proclama- 
tion to issue quieting the people's minds. Order for the 
safety of Long Island towns. Magister Fabricius sus- 
pended from ministerial duties. Delaware land matters; 
dikes, Capt. Carr's meadow. Blockhouse at Newcastle 
to be removed and built on the backside of the town. 52 

25 Complaint of Do. Nicholas van Rensselaer against Do. van 

Nieuwenhuysen examined (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:872-74; 

Q 3:526-27). 54 

28 Cannons to be sent to Nantuckett and Martin's Vineyard for 
protection against the Indians (see Hough. Nantucket 
p. 88). 57 

30 Do. van Nieuwenhuysen, Elders Jeronimus Ebbing, and Peter 
Stoutenberg, Deacons Jacob Teunissen Kay, Reyneer 
Willemsen, Gerrit van Tright and Isaac van Vleck before 
the council in re van Rensselaer (p. 54) (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 

3:875; Q 3:527)- s8 

Oct. IS Order on a request and proposals from Schenectady pre- 
sented by Sander Leenderts Glen and Ludovicus Cobey 
about land purchased from the Indians, Indian trade, 



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excise, taxes and seal. Order on a petition of Nicholas 
van Rensselaer (see N. Y. col. mss, 24:158). Order to 
Barent Mynderts shoemaker at Albany on a confirmatory 
patent. Albany taxes. Albany magistrates. 59 

16 Orders on petitions: of Thos. Doxey in behalf of his mother, 
Mrs Catherine Lane relating to her husband's estate; of 
Wm. Osborne concerning land at Delaware falls; of Simon 
Athearne of Martin's Vineyard (see AT'. Y. col. mss, 24:159); 
of Rev. Thos. James and the sachem of Southampton for 
restoration of the arms to the Indians (see N. Y. col. mss, 
24:157). Ambusco late sachem of Southold allowed to 
remove to Shelter island. - 63 

23 Letters received from Dep.-Gov. Leete. of Connecticut and 

about Indian affairs. Long Island Indians to be again 

disarmed. 65 

24 Order concerning an accidental killing of a lad at Hunting- 

ton. Indian affairs at Albany and at the Esopus. 66 

Nov. 8 Nehemiah Peirce and James Pennyman sent from Albany 
under charge of having written to Boston that powder was 
sold to the Indians by Albany people, examined. Thos. 
Lewis, Adolph Pieters and Abraham Jansen to make a cal- 
culation of the expenses for building a new church. 68 
Dec. 5 Order on letters from Delaware, Albany and Esopus about 

Indian affairs. Fenwick's claims to Delaware. 71 

22 Letter to be written to the governor of Rhode Island about 

a vessel bound to New York with powder etc. and stopped 

in Rhode Island. 74 

23 Justices of the west and north ridings called to N. Y. for a 

consultation about the harbor. 74 

30 Meeting of Mathias Nicolls and Wm. Dyre of the council, 
, Justices Richard Cornell, John Pell, Wm. Lawrence, Thos. 
Hicks of the north riding, James Hubbard, Rich'd Betts, 
Elbert Elbertsen, Jacques Cortelyou of the west riding 
about the harbor and harbor defences. 75 





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Permission to export grain to Barbadoes asked by Jonathan 
Selleck denied. Prices of wheat fixed. 79 

17 Letter to be written to the governor of Boston denying that 
King Philipp was provided with powder at Albany. Letter 
to be written to the governor of Rhode Island on Indian 
affairs. Sequetauke, Seatauke, Unchechauge and South- 
ampton Indians on Long Island to be disarmed. 81 
Feb. 22 The constable and overseers of Huntington committed to 
prison for having signed a letter written by Jacob Walker 
reflecting on the court of assizes. 83 



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24 The above are released under bonds. Order on a report of . y 
Mathias Nicolls and Samuel Leete who had been to Boston 
with an application to the governor. 84 

26 Resolutions and orders on a letter from Gov. Coddington of 
Rhode Island, concerning the late Indian war and Indian 
affairs. Gov. Andros to go to Albany. Wickerscreek 
Indians allowed to plant near Spiting Devill on Manhattan 
island. Letter to be written to the governor of Rhode 
Island. 85 

Ap. 4 Gov. Andros returned from Albany reports on his confer- 
ences' with the Maauaes. Wickerscreek and Long Island 
Indians sent for to meet the governor. Letters received 
from Sir Wm. Berkeley, governor of Virginia, and from 
the council of Connecticut. 87 

8 Regulations for the cutting of timber, and for the Albany 
excise. Prohibition to export grain continued; Thos. 
Thatcher to have liberty to export a small quantity of meal. 
Boats passing through Hell Gate to take out custom 
house permits. Order relating to the case of Mrs Cath- 
erine Lane (p. 6s). 87 

10 Samuel Willis and Wm. Pitkin with a letter from the council 

of Connecticut present. The letter and answer to it. 90 

23 Verbal answers to letters from the council of Boston and from 
the council of Connecticut to be sent by Daniel Burre to 
the latter, and by Richard Patteshall to the former. 93 

May 3 Gov. Carterett and Maior John Fenwick present. Considera- 
tion of Fenwyck's business suspended. John Palmer's 
proposition to take the mill on Staten Island agreed to. 94 

5 Orders upon the report of Joseph Carpenter that many people 
in Rhode Island are homeless. Long Island towns to 
assist the sufferers. 94 

17 Constable Symon Seryon, Overseers Robert Jackson, John 
Ellison and Rich'd Vallentine of Hempstead before the 
council on a charge of neglect of duty; discharged. Order 
concerning Hempstead lands. Mr Paterson's case. 95 

23 Correspondence with the governor and council of Boston to 

be sent by the mayor of New York. 97 

26 Orders concerning unfenced lots, decayed houses etc. in New 

York city. 98 

28 Order upon news received from Rhode Island, Nantuckett 
and Martin's Vineyard. Long Island Indians to have their 
arms restored to them. 99 

2Q Order for restoring the arms to the Indians. Order relating 
to the Indians at Anne Hook's Neck North Indians who 
submit to be protected against the Maquaes. 99 



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Gov. Andros to go to Albany; the Maquaes and Sinnekes 
to be called to meet him. The French receive north In- 
dians under their protection. Connecticut will protect 
Indians coming in. 

Order on a complaint of Lewis du Bois as lieutenant of the 
watch at Hurley against Adrian Albertsen, Rowland Swart- 
wood and Pauls Paulsen for creating a disturbance. 

Orders: on a report of Mr Pell concerning the travelling 
across and on the Long Island sound by Wyckerscreek 
Indians; on a petition of Nicholas Blake concerning a dif- 
ference between him and Francis Richardson master of a 
great fiyboat brought in by stress of weather. 

Governor and council of Connecticut write that north Indians 
are '' tending towards Hudson's river." Orders on peti- 
tions: of Domine Laurentius Caroli of Delaware about 
cases in the court of Newcastle; of Peter Groenendike of 
the Whorekill concerning his suit with Henry Smith for 
tobacco; John Avery the president of the Whorekill court, 
and the jurymen Helme Wiltbank, Abram Clement Petite, 
Jeofifrey Summersford, Simon Paling, John Oakey and 
George Young to appear before the council. Regulations 
concerning butchers, shoemakers and tanners, and dis- 
tilling and selling liquor to Indians (see N. Y. col. mss, 

25:155)- 

Sweer Teunissen vs John Gerrittsen van Marken (see A^. Y. 
col. mss, 25:149-53, 160). 

Above case continued. Order concerning taxes in Albany. 
Old commissaries of Rensselaerswj^ck to continue in ofifice; 
changes to be made in Albany (see A/". Y. col. mss, 25:144-45). 
Thos. Chambers, George Hall and the magistrates at 
Esopus to sit as a court of oyer and terminer for the trial 
of a negro, Balthas, belonging to George Hall accused of 
murder. Order concerning the duties of the sheriffs of 
j/ Long Island and Delaware; Thos. Willett to be high 
sheriff of Long Island. Orders: on a letter of Capt. Ed- 
mund Cantwell at the Delaware about the Susquehannah 
Indians coming in; on a petition of the Widow Hans Block 
of Newcastle concerning an outdrift for cattle. 

Letters received from the governor of Canada, and the com- 
mander at Albany. Caniacka a Maquae sachem reports on 

• French movements. 

Conference with Caniacka sachem of the first castle, 
Dekassiedagareere sachem and Tayadorus, Mohawks, 
Cornells Arnout, interpreter (see AT". Y. col. mss, 25:162). 

Order rebuking Capt. Cantwell in Delaware for an unneces- 
sary alarm because SusquehannaJi Indians are coming in. 



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Sep. 2 Permission granted to a Dutch vessel of Commander Jacob 

Benckes' squadron to victual at New York. 115 

3 Taxes to be laid at Esopus and Albany for expenses during 

the Indian war in the East. 116 

8 Application made by Massachusetts for the surrender of 
north Indians denied. Order upon a letter from Abr'm 
Corbett concerning sufferers from the Indian war at 
Pemaquid (see Hough. Pemaquid. p. 8-9). Domine van 
Rensselaer imprisoned at Albany for " dubious words," to 
be released (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:875; Q 3:527)- "7 

15 Order upon complaint of Hans Juriaensen against Edmond 

Cantwell; the latter to pay a fine. 118 

Meeting of Gov. Andros and council with the ministers of 
New York on the case between Jacob Leisler, Jacob Mil- 
burne and Domine van Rensselaer (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 
3:875-76; Q 3:527-28). 119 

16 Warrant sent to the commander and magistrates at Albany 

to place Jacob Milburne under bonds for his appearance 
in re Domine van Rensselaer (see A''. Y. col. mss, 25:166, 
and Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:876; Q 3:528). 119 

18 Warrant for the arrest of Jacob Leisler in re Domine van 

Rensselaer (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:876-77; Q 3:528). 120 

20 Order on complaint of George Hewlett constable of Hemp- 
stead for having been arrested at New York by order of 
]\Iayor Wm. Darvall and Deputy-mayor Nich's de Meyer. 122 

23 Trial of the case between Jacob Leysler and Domine van 

Rensselaer (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:877; Q 3:528-29). 124 

Oct. 2 Order concerning a dispute between Capt. Thos. Chambers 
justice of the peace and Lieut. George Hall sheriff at 
Esopus, about the powers of the sheriff. 125 

3 Land on Cowneck within Hempstead limits granted to John 
Cornill driven out from the East by the Indians (see N. Y. 
col. mss. 25:204). New order about the difference between 
Thos. Chambers and George Hall (p. 125). Petition of 
Abr'm Corbett (see N. Y. col. mss, 25:163) granted. 126 

II Dep.-Gov. Treat of Connecticut present. Conference on 

Indian affairs. 128 

14 Wm. Darvall sworn of the council. 129 

18 Order on a complaint of Justices Richard Cornell and Thos. 
Hicks that Thos. Rushmore, Nath'l Piersall, Abr'm Smith, 
Joseph Langden, Adam Mottsen, Blue John Smith, Joseph 
Williams, Jonas Wood, Robert and John sons of Robert 
Beagles, John Mervin, Tim Halsteed, Sam. Denton etc. 
have destroyed the newly begun settlement of John Cornell 
at Cowneck (see N. F. col. mss, 25:225-34). 129 



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Final order in re Leisler and Milburne vs Domine van 
Rensselaer (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:879; Q 3:529-30). 

Order concerning taxes to be levied at Albany. Records 
in re Leisler etc. vs Domine van Rensselaer to be can- 
celled. 

Order concerning grants of land in New Jersey on the Dela- 
ware river made by John Fenwick; Jean Paul Jacquet to 
be repossessed of the land taken by Fenwick. 

Land matters at the Esopus. Indians who come in under 
the jurisdiction of New York to be incorporated with the 
Maquaes, Mahicanders or Esopus Indians. Purchase of 
Indian lands at the Esopus. Gerrit Clockluyer to be tried 
at the Esopus sessions foi " foolish words." French 
pretenses of jurisdiction over the Maquaes repelled, and 
the Jesuit missionary, Father Bruyas to be informed of it. 
Order concerning the felling of timber at Albany. Pro- 
clamation to issue against the sale of liquor, guns, powder 
etc. to the Indians. 

The aldermen of New York present. Orders regulating the 
size of barrels and casks, trade in beef and pork, rights of 
strangers, administration of estates. A gauger and a 
measurer of streets and houses to be appointed. 

A short answer to be written to a letter of the governor and 
council of Connecticut brought by John Bancks of 
Fairfield. 

Order that the Maquaes shall not send war parties to the 
eastward and recall those already sent. 

Gov. Andros to go to Albany. Vendue charges reduced. 

Order to Capt. Collier concerning the Susquehannah Indians. 
Vessels may go up Delaware river above New Castle for 
the collection of debts. Order on a petition of Wm. 
Corvan a mulatto in the service of Thos. Thatcher for 
freedom; Robert Little and John Huling of Rhode Island 
hirs evidences (see A^. Y. col. mss, 26:49-51). 

Order received from the duke of York for the arrest of any 
of Bacon's accomplices. Gov. Andros' negotiations with 
the Indians at Albany; Major Pincheon and James Richards 
present on behalf of Boston and Connecticut colonies. 
Gov. Andros to go to Nantuckett and settle matters there. 
Mrs Block to have an outdrift.for her cattle at Newcastle 
(p. 108). A court to sit at Southampton for the investiga- 
/ tion of the murder of Eliz. Rayner's child. Order concern- 
ing the cutting of sassafras. Excise orders. Gristmills. 

Excise to he farmed in New York and Albany. Former 
order concerning trade at Albany to be enforced. Indians 



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to be called to meet the governor at Albany in August. 
Letter to be sent to Mon. la Salle at Cataresky. French- 
men to be escorted as prisoners to Father Bruyas. 146 

Order concerning lawyers. Fees for cording wood. Letter 
to Mon. la Salle read. 148 

Rensselaerswyck affairs. Land matters on Staten Island in 
dispute between Mr Thatcher, his sister widow of Nath'l 
Davenport and others (see L. P. 1:118). i^S 

Henry Courcy of Maryland, Martin Gerritsen of Albany, and 
Stephanus van Cortlandt present. Indian affairs. 151 

Pemaquid to be again taken possession of for the duke and 
peace to be made with the Indians there (see Hough. 
Pemaquid. p. 14-15) • ^53 

The drums to beat for raising soldiers to go to the eastward. 154 

News received from Albany that Maquaes have robbed and 
captured Mahicanders and north Indians at Philipp Pieter's 
[Schuyler] bowery and at the Half Moon; also that they 
have killed some of Uncas men. IS4 

Examination of Joseph Knott a prisoner under charge of 
having shipped unculled staves (see A''. Y. col. mss, 25:249- 
52). ^ ISS 

Examination of Knott continued and sentence of the mayor's 
court affirmed. IS" 

Order concerning a dispute about land between Hempstead 
and the Indians. 15° 

Punch Jansen committed to prison for saying that John 
Harding and all others sent east had been killed by the 
Indians. The sloop Hope alias Blue Cock of New York, 
Simon Barnsen master, John Shackerly part owner, con- 
demned for infringement of custom-house rules. Advice of 
council on letters received from Capt. Salisbury and Col. 
Henry Courcy at Albany with Indian news. 158 

Case between Mrs Block and Johannes de Haes about an 
outdrift (p. 144) referred to the court at Newcastle. Order 
in re Walter Wharton vs Edmund Cantwell. 162 

Orders upon receipt of a letter from Capt. Anthony Brock- 
holes at Pemaquid; he or Ensign Knapton to remain there 
as commander; Mr Joseline or other justice of the peace 
to settle differences between inhabitants and fishermen 
(see Hough. Pemaquid. p. 16-18). Capt. Salisbury's letter 
and the answer of the Onondagas and Oneidas to Col. 
Courcy (see N. Y. col. mss. 26:69) not to be answered as the 
Governor will soon go to Albany. 163 



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3 Orders: upon several letters from Nantuckett; Thos. Macy 

to continue as chief magistrate etc. (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
26:77); on a petition of Samuel Moore who has infringed 
custom-house rules (see Hough. Nantucket, p. 113-14). 164 

4 Permission to land, proceed to Delaware and settle on unim- 

proved land there, granted to Thos. Olive, Daniel Willes, 
John Penford, Joseph Helmely, Robt. Stacy and Benj. 
Scott, arrived from England in the .ship Kent, Gregory 
Mario w master (see Doc. rel. to col. hist. N. Y. 12:579). 166 

5 ■ Order in the case between John Hendmer mariner, and Thos. 

Bray master of the ship Canary Merchant (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 26:79). 168 

Sep. II Orders for the government of Pemaquid (see Hough. 

Pemaquid. p. 18-19). 169 

27 New York is taxed by Connecticut on account of some mis- 

chief done by Indians at Hatfield. Letters received from 
Ensign Caesar Knapton at Pemaquid, and the French at 
St Johns and Penobscot (see Hough. Pemaquid. p. 19-23). 170 

28 Answer to Connecticut read and approved. 170 
Oct. 5 Capt. Thos. de la Vail and Nath. Silvester present. Gov. 

Andros has leave to go to England. Garrison of New 
York to be increased. 170 

19 Warrant for the commitment of Edward Grififeth merchant 
charged with scurrilous speeches and reflections on the 
government. 172 

Nov. 7 Petition of Elizabeth Gibbs (see A''. Y. col. mss, 26:92) tabled. 
Former order regulating price of wheat suspended. Flour 
barrels to be marked when shipped (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
26:147). Order regulating fees for anchorage; Joseph Lee 
wharfinger. Gov. Andros ready to sail for England; Capt. 
Anthony Brockholes to be commander in chief, Capt. 
Mathias Nicolls to command the militia of Long Island 
and dependencies; rules concerning the council. 173 

10 Letter received from Albany by Claes Luck and two English- 
men from Boston, Benj. Waite and Stephen Jenning who- 
declare that they did not say Schenectady belonged to 
Boston, and that they were on their way to Canada to find 
their wives and children. 176 



Council minutes for the intervening period are to be found in N. Y. col. 
tnss, 26:157; 27:2, 34-35, 44, 54-55, 57-58, 64, 66, 84-85, 108, 120, 125-26, 176. 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 1668-I783 3I 

1678 V. 3 

Aug. 17 Brief granted to the church officers for collecting money to 
ransom people captured by the Turks in Jacob Leysler's 
pink. Regulations for the trade to and at Albany. 178 

20 Martin Gerritsen and Dirck Wessels commissaries, with 
Robert Livingston their secretary, complain of French 
intrigues among the New York Indians. 179 

22 Appeal of Major John Fenwick from the court of assizes to 

the king not allowed. The French intrigues among the 
Maquaes, Mahicanders and north Indians to be counter- 
acted. 179 

23 Pemaquid affairs; Gov. Andros to go there in the spring 

(see Hough. Pemaquid. p. 32-33). Sentence of the Albany 
court against Wm. Loveridge jr (see A^. Y. col. mss, 27:7) 
confirmed. Tohn Hendricks Bruyn of Albany sentenced 
to imprisonment and fine for illegally trading with Indians, 
released with a fine. Orders concerning the Indian trade 
at Albany. Seneca Indians at war southwest • of Mary- 
land. 180 
Sep. 6 Land granted opposite Schenectady to the town for a minis- 
ter etc. Changes in the commissaries of Schenectady. 
Order concerning a dispute between Johannes Provost 
sheriiif of Albany, and Ludovicus Cobet schout of Schenec- 
tady, about their jurisdiction. 182 

II Henry Jackson comes as messenger from a French man-of- 
war, anchored near Sandy Hook asking permission in the 
name of the French commander to come in for wood and 
other supplies; granted. 184 

14 Capt. Bernard le Moine commanding the Golden Fleece 
French man-of-war produces his commission from his king 
and from Sieur de Povahcay governor of Tortudas. 184 

19 Order on a deposition of Henry Clarke surveyor of the 
customs charging Thos. Lewis master and owner of the 
sloop Katharine of New York with illegal trading, and 
Thos. Thatcher with obstructing the surveyor in perform- 
ing his duties; Hendrick Arents alias Spaniard, and Jan 
Teunisse alias de Pape his witnesses. 185 

24 Capt. Christopher Billop dismissed from military service for 

extravagant speeches. 185 

Oct. 8 New commissaries appointed for Albany; Rich'd Pretty to 

be sherifif there (see N. Y. col. mss, 27:27). 186 

23 Timothy Cooper ordered to remove from Albany for having 

written to Major Pincheon (see N. Y. col. mss, 27:18, 27-28). 186 
31 Letters are written to the magistrates of Albany concerning 

trade with Schenectady, the rights of the van Rensselaer 

family, and ransom of the captives in Algiers (see A''. Y. 

col. mss, 27:26-27, 30). 186 



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1678 V. 3 

Nov. 30 Sentence against Dr Henry Smith of the Whorekill for idly- 
charging Justices Helmanus Wiltbank and Edward 
Southrin, and Clerk Cornelis Verhoofe of the court with 
crimes. 187- 



A ms list of books in the secretary's office in 1772, found in N. Y. col. mss, 
99:44 shows that no v. 4 of Council minutes, Dec. 1678-Sep. 1683 existed 
at that time. Various scattered minutes up to November 1680 may be 
found in N. Y. col. mss, 28:58-59, 63, 74-75, 85-87, 120-23, 131-32, 142-43, 
159-62, 168, .173-74; 29:2-3, 19, 27-28, 32, 36, 68, 117, 127, 136-37, 143, 150, 
156, 169, 173, 179, 185, 187, 196, 212-13, 220, 230, 256, 258, 261. 



Vol. 5 1683-88 

1683 

Sep. 13 John Spragge, Fred'k Flypsen, Stephanus van Cortlandt 
sworn of the council. Some of the governor's instructions 
read. Appeal of Jacob Melyn from the judgment of the 
mayor's court in an action against Stephen Cregoe to the 
court of assizes allowed. Appeal allowed Isaac Melyn (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 31:45); also Thos. Lawrence from a judg- 
ment of the Gravesend sessions (see N. Y. col. mss, 31:72). 
Writs of election for representatives to be sent to the 
sheriff of Long Island. Staten Island to elect one repre- 
^y sentative: Fishers, Silvesters and Gardiners islands to vote 
with the east riding. Writs sent to the Esopus and Albany. 
Schenectady to elect one representative. John Allen ap- 
pointed sheriff of Pemaquid and surrounding islands which 
are to elect one representative (see Hough. Pemaquid. 
p. 73). Matthew Mayhew to be sheriff of Nantuckett, 
Martins Vineyard, Elizabeth islands and all other islands 
east of Long Island which are to elect one representative. 
Town clerk of New York called upon for a list of free- 
holders. Canadians trading at Albany must have a pass 
from their governor; New Yorkers, going to hunt with the 
French or Indians likewise. Order regulating the valua- 
tion of coin. 
15 Order on a petition of Mingo Anthony a negro. Commis- 
sions to Lucas Santin as judge, Wm. Nicolls as register, 
and John Colier as marshall, for the trial of Nicolas Clough 
master of the ship Camelion read and approved. Appeal 
of the town of Hurley from a judgment of the Kingston 
sessions to the court of assizes allowed. Rules concerning 
markets to be observed. Sec. John Spragge to be clerk 



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1683 . V. 5 

of the assizes. John Palmer appointed high sheriff of 
Staten Island. Writs of election sent to the sheriff of New 
York. 2 

22 Order on a . petition of John Archer (see N. Y. col. mss, 
31:42). None but freeholders to vote at the election. Case 
of Mingo Anthony deferred. Order on a petition of Thos. 
Willett for quiet possession of Hogs island. 4 

24 Mingo Anthony adjudged to be a slave. Order on a petition 
of Wm. Moore and Jeremiah Fenwyck against their former 
captain, Edward Reade of the ship Golden Hind. 5 

26 Conference on the case of John Archer (p. 4). Order on a 
petition of Rob't Cockram, John Darvill, Arthur Davis, 
Daniel Kelly, Henry Lewin, Robert Dawson, John Mer- 
styn and John Hallimore, convicted of a conspiracy on 
board the Camelion. Complaint of Wm. Moore (p. 5), 
John Finch, Jeremiah Fenwyck and Robert Annett against 
their captain referred to law. 6 

Oct. I Petitions: of Edward Whittacres, George Meales and Richard 
Hays; of Henry Alberts; of Jacob Rutgers; of Aert Peter- 
son; of Robert Story tabled. Petition of Gerrit Egbaerts 
for his son detained by his wife referred to the justices of 
Staten Island. (5 

4 Conference with Maquaes schems. 7 

Conference continued (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:398-99; Q 
1:262-63; Indian queens present. 8 

9 Order on a petition of Tackpousha sachem of Mashpeage 

L. I. (see A''. Y. col. mss, 31: 82). 13 

12 Orders: on petition of Richard Ponton, Wm. Richardson and 
Joseph Palmar all of Westchester against molestations by 
John Archer (p. 4, 6) ; on letters from the governor of Can- 
ada with complaints against Mon. Ville Roy; on petition 
from Eastchester asking for separation from Westchester; 
John Hinksman, Richard Stockin, Phil. Pinkney to ap- 
pear for Westchester, Francis Brown of Rye and Robert 
Blomer for Eastchester; on petition of Edward Hubbert 
and Dirck Garretsen for protection against John Archer. 13 

22 Petition of Tackpousha (p. 13) referred to the court of as- 
sizes. Daniel Carty complaining against his master re- 
ferred to the mayor. 15 
Nov. 5 Petition of J. Palmer married to the widow of John Win- 
der for a quietus referred on objections by Mr Pinhorn. 
Petition of John Rider referred until the arrival of Thos. 
Lewis. Thos. Coker sworn in as collector of excise 
money. 16 



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1683 V. 5 

lo Petition of the mayor and aldermen of New York for a 
confirmation of their ancient priviledges; order thereon. 
Petition of J. Palmer for a quietus (p. i6) granted Pin- 
horn having withdrawn his objections. id 

12 Gov. Dongan absent; Capt. Anthony Brockholes presides. 
Instructions to Edward Antill merchant to sail for England 
in the Camelion, Nicholas Clough master and consult in 
England with Sir Benjamin Bathurst concerning affairs of 
the Royal African company. , 20 

i6 Examination of the case of Paulus Richards vs Stephen 
Gaineau for debt; Mon. Minvielle and Paul la Valloy wit- 
nesses. 22 

20 Gov. Dongan returned. Petition of Dirck Dye for return 
of money paid for the release of his son John from cap- 
tivity in Algiers granted as the son was dead before the 
money reached its destination. 23 

22. Instructions and orders for the governing of Pemaquid 

(see. Hough. Pemaquid. p. 75-81). 23 

23 Petition of Fredk. Ellis (see A''. Y . col. mss, 31 : 93) referred 
v/ to Capt. J. Youngs, Capt. John Howell and Isaac Arnold. 

Petition of mayor and aldermen referred to Mr West. 
Cornelis Steenwyck appointed mayor, Nicholas Bayard, 
John Iniaus, Wm Pinhorne, Guline Verplanck, John Rob- 
inson and Wm Cox aldermen. 27 

25 Governor of Connecticut Robert Treat, Sec. John Allyn, 
Major Nathan Gold and Mr Pitkin before the council on 
boundary matters. " 27 

28 Articles of agreement between New York and Connecticut 

about the boundary line. 28 

30 Capt. J. Colier late high sheriff of New York to give an ac- 
count of monies paid by Fr. Flypsen for two sailors of 
the ship Rebecca. 31 

Dec. 6 Petition of mayor and aldermen of New York (see A^. Y. 

col. mss, 31:95); answer. 32 

9 Orders of the weigh money read and signed. 35 

15 Orders on petitions: of Winnaquaheag sachem of Connec- 
ticut on the south side of Long Island for remittance of 
v./ a fine in a suit with Richard Smith; of the inhabitants 

of Madmans Neck (see A'". Y. col. mss, 31:96). Ralph 
Cardall's deed. 35 

20 Orders on petitions: of the inhabitants of Rye for confir- 
mation of their lands in Connecticut etc.; of Nathaniel 

Baker sr (see N. Y. col. mss, 31: 98). ■^d 

1684 

Jan. 3 Order on petition by the inhabitants of Madnans Neck 

(see N. Y. col. mss, 31: 100). 37 



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10 Orders OTi petitions: of Johannes Sanders Glen of Schenec- 
tady asking that no one but himself be allowed to plow 
the Mohawks sachems' land, granted; of Anna van Bor- 
sum against Jacques Cortiliau (see N. Y. col. mss, 31: 102); 
by the inhabitants of Hurley against Henry Pawling 
about fences (see N. Y. col. mss, 31:97). Answer to a let- 
ter from the commissaries at Albany on Indian afifairs and 
estates of deceased persons. 38 

19 Inhabitants of other colonies not to plead in New York 
without the governor's license. Order to Robert Rob- 
erts master of the Rebecca to appear before the council 
on complaint of Archill Martlie mate, John Cochart 
boatswain, and others of the same ship. 41 

IS Capt. Roberts and the above complainants present; the cap- 
tain settles the matter. 41 
17 The matter between Anna van Borsum and Jacques Cor- 
tiliau (p. 38) referred to John Brown, Peter Jacobs, Nich's 
Bayard and Guline Verplanck. Order on petition of Peter 
Jacobs Marius (see N. Y. col. mss, 31:103). Case of John 
, Rider administrator of the estate of Roger Rugge de- 
ceased referred to the mayor and aldermen. Col. Lewis 
Morris made a member of the council. 42 
28 Petition of Robert Wright (see L. P. 2:26) tabled. Wis- 
quoscheak Indians renew their allegiance. John de Fries 
and Harlem lands. Report in re Anna van Borsum vs. 
Jacques Cortiliau received (see A''. Y. col. mss, 31:107). 43 
31 Orders on petitions: of Samuel son of Richard Smith of Nes- 
aquake about land matters; of Balth. Bayard and Hans 
Kiersted sons-in-law of Covert Lockerman deceased for 
an accounting by Francis Rumboutse and Johannes van 
Brugli executors of Maritie Jansen widow of G. Locker- 
man. Mr White summoned before the council in re Peter 
Jacobs Marius (p. 42). Recorder of New York city to 
give the charge to the grand jury; members of the council 
may sit as justices of the peace in the quarter sessions 
of New York county; John West to be clerk of the ses- 
sions; instructions for the recorder's charge. 44 
Feb. 7 Nich's de Meyer, Guline Verplanck and Peter de la Nby to 
examine the books of Covert Lockerman (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 31: III) on the petition of Bath'z Bayard etc. (p. 44). 
Orders on petitions: of Nich's de Meyer against John 
Young (see N. Y. col. mss, 31:110); of Paulus Richards 
for a quietus as administrator of Tyse Barnse deceased; 
of Richard Cornell against Robert Wright and Francis 
Pew. Commissions of Mathias Nicolls and John Palmer 
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9 Order on a petition of John Richbell concerning a differ- 
ence about boundaries with Rye. 47 

16 Capt. Matthias Nicolls, John Palmer alid Recorder James 

Graham in the council. Boundaries with New Jersey dis- 
cussed. Court of chancery to be held. 47 

18 Letter to Capt. Chambers, Thos. Garten and Mr Beakman 
as answer to a petition from the inhabitants of Esopus 
(see A'". Y. col. mss, 31:115). Mathias Nicolls and John 
Palmer sworn in as judges. , 48 

23 Proclamation about debased Spanish coins coming from 
Boston. Order on a petition of I. Tooker who had his 
legs frozen. 4g 

Hearing of Richard Cornell vs Robert Wright and Francis 
Pew (p. 46) postponed. Order on a petition of Philipp 
and Dego Dequae (see TV. Y. col. mss, 31: 121). 50 

25 Letter to Isaac Arnold about Long Island matters. Nich's 
de Meyer, Gabriel Minvielle, John Inyans and Wm Pin- 
horne to audit Capt. Brockholes' accounts. 51 

Mar. I Orders on petitions: of John Archer jr (see N. Y. col. mss, 
31:122); of Mrs Henry Soper of Huntington vs Jonathan 
Rogers; of Peter Schuyler and Robert Sanders for land 
at Schenectady; of Edey Parcells about a difference with 
George Stevenson and Robert Blackwell concerning land 
near Gravesend; Jacques Cortiliau and John Hinksman are 
to survey it. Answer to demands made by Recorder Gra- 
ham, Alderman Bayard and Pinhorne and Mr Lawrence 
concerning wharfage. S3 

6 Orders on petitions: of Cornelius Steenwyck (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 31:124); of John Williams of Newport, R. I. con- 
cerning No Mans Land, or Island of Man; of widow 
Maria van Rensselaer, Henrick van Nesse, Egbert Tu- 
nissen and Jacob van Cortlandt (see L. P. 2: 29). 54 

8 Letter to the town of Bedford about boundaries and a road 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 31:123). Justice WoodhuU of Seat- 
alcot to examine into the complaint of Henry Soper vs 
Jonathan Rogers (p. 53). 57 

17 Order on a complaint of John Richbell vs Rye (see L. P. 

2:30). Rules for the seizure of flour. 58 

18 Order on a petition of the mayor etc. of New York city (see 

N. Y. col. mss, 31: 125-26). 58 

20 Order on petition of Robert Sanders, Mindert Harmaus, and 
Wm. Teller (see L. P. 2: 31). Quit rent exacted from 
George Cummins of Staten Island reduced and a new pat- 
ent issued. Same for Louis Lackman of Staten Island. 



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Order granting the petition of Josias and Paulus Marlitt 
for a survey and division of their inherited land part of 
vi^hich has been sold to Paulus Richards. Sg 

22 Rules for the purchase of land from the Indians. Action on 

a petition of Peter Losser for land at Esopus postponed. 60 

24 Order on a petition of John Hansen, Jeronymus Rappalle 

and John Tunissen (see L. P. 2:32). Letters of admin- 
istration to be granted to Volkertie Pieters (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 31: 130). Jacobus de Haert asking a confirmatory 
patent for land at Haverstraw^ is told he cannot have one 
for various reasons given. 61 

25 Inhabitants of Hempstead appear against the petition of 

John Hansen etc. (p. 61). 62 

31 Petition of George and Harmanus Burger for land at Mas- 
pethkills rejected. Order for Paulus Richards adminis- 
trator of the estate of Tyse Barnsen deceased to settle 
certain debts of the estate with Nidi's de Meyer before he 
can have a quietus (p. 46). Order on a letter from Al- 
bany concerning bolting of flour. A member of the coun- 
cil present at the court of sessions in New York to sit 
as presiding judge. Patents for'land on Staten Island to 
be called for; the villages of Harlem, Boswyck, Brook- 
land, Bedford, Flatbush, New Lots, Gravesend, New 
Utrecht, Newtown, Maspethkills, Hempstead, Jamaica, 
Flushing and Oysterbay to produce their patents and In- 
dian deeds before the council. Laws and orders made 
by the mayor etc. of New York approved with amend- 
ments. Petition of John Palmer, James Graham, Thos. 
Coddrington and John Royse (see L. P. 2: 34) granted. 62 

Ap. 9 Reasons for making the petition about bolting (p. 58) pre- 
sented by the mayor and aldermen (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
31: 134). Letter from Gov. Broadstreet brought by Gov. 
Cranfield of New Hampshire. Conference with Minisink 
Indians. 65 

11 A letter from Gov. Broadstreet brought by Messrs Dud- 

ley and Shrimpton about a probable Indian war discussed; 
Gov. Cranfield present (see Hough. Pemaquid, p. 91-93). 
Letters to the council of New Hampshire (see Hough. 
Pemaquid. p. 93-94) ; and to Gov. Simon Broadstreet of 
Boston. 66 

12 Orders on petitions: of John Cooly; of Richard Hayes 

about land matters; of Arent Tunissen; of Henry Desbrow 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 31:136); of Thos. Bayles vs Samuel 
Willson about papers of his wife the widow of Ralph 
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Bull for land on Staten Island. Tappan and Haverstraw 
ordered to produce their patents. Letters of adminis- 
tration granted to Volkertie Pieters of Albany. 69 

16 Order on petition of Elisha Hutchinson for a patent to 

Rowsac island. Cornelius van Dyke and Johannes Proo- 
vost of Albany present to argue about bolting flour. 
Gawen Laurie asks for letters of administration on the 
estate of Samuel Groome deceased; George Heathcot son- 
in-law of deceased objects. Commissioners to be appointed 
from Brookland, Newtown and Boswyck to settle their 
boundaries. 70 

17 Order on petition by Corn's van Dyke and Johannes Proo- 

vost of Albany about flour. 71 

18 Boswyck patent produced. Mrs Samuel Willson late widow 

of Ralph Cardall (p. 69) ordered to surrender the papers, 
and Thos. Bayles to be executor. 72 

19 Flatbush and Harlem patents produced for settling the quit 

rents. 7-2 

21 Postponement on petitions: from New Dartmouth for a 

patent (see Hoflgh. Pemaquid, p. 94-100); of Mr Alleyn. 72 

23 Order on a complaint from Hempstead vs their constables 

for dissolving a townmeeting. Memorial exhibited by 
Thomas Lloyd and Wm. Welch comm'rs from Wm. Penn; 
letter to Lord Baltimore about it. 73 

24 Wm. Welch and Thos. Lloyd in council about Indian af- 

fairs (see Doc. hist. AL Y. 1:399-400; Q 1:263). 78 

25 Flatland and New Utrecht patents produced for settlement 

of quit rents. John Jackson, Simon Saring, John Tread- 
well of Hempstead, Rich'd Cornell, Mr Hickes, Mr 
Bowen of Flushing, John Townsend of Oysterbay, Daniel 
White and others of Jamaica, before the council about the 
boundaries of their respective townships. 79 

28 Another court of sessions to be held at Pemaquid at the re- 
quest of Mr Goddard. Order concerning Boswyck and 
Newtown patents. Order for nominating an alderman vice 
Gulain Verplanck deceased. Order concerning the in- 
spection of bread, beer, and meat and the removal of the 
market into Broadway 80 

May 5 Order on petition of Nath'l Baker sr, of Easthampton 
(p. 26). The house to be adjourned. Order on a petition 
of Cornelius Steenwyck (see A''. Y. col. mss, 31:145). 81 

7 Order on complaint of Mr Graham vs Sheriff J. Tudor. 

Flour coming from Albany to be seized. 82 

10 Orders on petitions: of Richard Patishall for land; of Har- 

men Jansen ropewinder (see N. Y. col. mss, 311: 146). 82 



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19 Order concerning customs duties. ' 83 

21 J. Kingsland agent for the deputy-governor of Barbadoes 

complains of badly packed flour being exported from New- 
York; order thereon. Custom-house fees on Long Island 
complained of. 83 

22 Order on a petition of Jacob Meleyn for land on Staten 

Island. N. de Meyer complains against Joseph Lee exe- 
cutor of the estate of Sam. Hitchcock, John Betts and 
Sarah Veale for not making returns. Orders on petitions: 
of John Houmbs; of Thos. Youngs about pilotage fees. 84 

29 Clause inserted into the patent for Mr Mayhew and Mr 

Gardiner. Orders about packing flour and customs duties 
approved. 85 

27 License to purchase Indian lands w^est of Nippro creek 

granted to Fred. Flypsen. Order on petition of Thos. 
Crandall jr for an attachment on the goods of English 
Smith and George Lockhart on board the Seaflower, 
Wallsall Cobbie commander. 85 

28 Indians acknowledge their sale of land to Fred. Flypsen. 

Order on a complaint of Rev. Mr Hobard minister at 
Hempstead about his salary. 86 

30 J. Palmer appointed judge, John Spragge register, and John 
' Cavalier marshall of the admiralty. Vacancies in the vari- 
ous offices to be filled. 86 

June 5 Petition of Jo. Hobart of Easthampton vs Giles Silvester 
for opposing officers referred to the court of oyer and 
terminer. Order concerning customs duties on Long 
Island. Enlistments in Capt. Hobard's troop approved. 87 

20 Case of the Seaf^ower, Wallsall Cobbie com'r (p. 85). Ac- 

tion on the petition of Fred'k Ellis postponed. Petition 
of Ryck Abrams & Co. rejected. Order on petition of 
Gabriel Minvielle for letters of administration on the es- 
tate of Joshua L'Osseur late of Bordeaux deceased. Pe- 
tition of Dirck Jansen Hoogland rejected. Order on a 
petition of Mrs Rider for a quietus. 88 

24 Orders on petitions: of Thos. Willett, Elias Doughty, Thos. 
Hickes, Richard and John Cornell (see N. Y. col. mss, 
31:153); of Jacob Meleyne (see L. P. 2:46). Answer to 
a letter fi-om the governor of Canada (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 
1:100-1; Q 1:68). 89 

July 9 Order on petition of George Wood (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
31:15s, 172). Action on a petition of Wm. Loveridge for 
land at Katskill postponed. Petition of Wm. Beekly for 
land south of Crabb island, Harlem river granted. Ac- 
tion on a petition of Jacob Kipp (see N. Y. col. mss, 31:155; 



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and, L. P. 2: so) postponed. Mrs Rider to have a quietus 
for her late husband's administration on the estate of 
Roger Rugge (p. 88). Capt. Nicolls' bond as vendue 
master exchanged. 91 

28 Gov. Dongan at Albany; Capt. Anthony BrockhoUs pre- 

sides. Minisink Indians before the council with presents 
for the governor (see N. Y. col. mss, 31:158). Quietus 
granted to Mrs Rider (p. 88). . 93 

Sep. 6 Petition of the inhabitants of Kingston (see N. Y. col. mss, 
31:180) referred. Order on a petition of Thos. Atkinson 
and other sailors against their captain, Wallsall Cobbie. 
Petition of the Lutheran congregation (see N. Y. col. mss, 
31:173) referred (see Doc. liist._N. Y. 3:406; Q 3:246). 
Elisha Hutchinson to be legally prosecuted for unlawful 
settlement on Rowsac island (p. 70). Action on a 
petition of the inhabitants of Pemaquid (see A''. F. 
col. mss, 31:181) postponed. Boundaries between Hemp- 
stead and Jamaica settled. Order on a complaint of 
Caleb Carman, Elizabeth widow of Peter Smith, Wm. 
Creed and Wm. White vs the town of Flushing about 
land. Thos. Atkinson, Nich's Luist, Wm. Taylor, Wm. 
Gutheridge, Essex Knethell sailors of the Seaflower 
to have their private chests, etc. although the ship had 
been seized as not free under the navigation act. 91 

13 Order in re Daniel Turneer vs Lewis Morris (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 31:156). Orders on petitions: of Capt. Cobby; of 
the inhabitants of Kingston (p. 91). . 95 

Oct. 3 Petition of Phil. Wells referred. Orders on petitions: of 
Gertruyde widow of Jochem Wessells for land at Albany; 
of Edward Hornet and his wife Mary (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
32:14); of John Gilbert for pay; of Mr Denton. 96 

21 Tov/n of Hempstead, and Isaac Horner for Oysterbay be- 
fore the council about their boundaries; Capt. Thos. 
Townsend and Henry Townsend sr ordered to appear for 
Oysterbay. 97 

29 Order on a petition of John Williams and others, sailors 

of the ship Beaver against their captain, Jacob Maurice. 97 
Nov. I Thos. Townsend, Nath'l Cole, John Wicks, Isaac Horner for 
Oysterbay, John Seamans, John Jackson, Simon Saring 
for Hempstead settle their boundary quarrels before the 
council. All justices of the peace and sheriffs continued 
in their respective offices. 98 

3 Mayor and aldermen to hold the court of sessions and 

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IS Mr van Clyffe and Mr 'Stautenburgh to have letters of ad- 
ministration under the will of Dirick Jans van Deventer 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 31:154). Gervase Marshall and brother 
granted letters of administration on their grandfather's 
estate. Petition of Dirick Hoogland rejected. Order on 
a petition by the inhabitants of Jamaica (see N. Y. col. mss, 
32:25). 100 

Dec. I John Palmer sworn of the council. Order concerning vic- 
tuaUing houses. Settlers on Staten Island, at the Younck- 
ers, Spiting Devil, Broncx river, Rye, and Bedford tO' 
produce their land titles. Petition of Wm. Morris referred. lOi 

15 Major A. Brockholls presiding. Yonckers, Spiting Devil, 

Broncx river, Staten Island patents examined. Petition of 
Neely rejected. loi 

24 Gov. Dongan present. Answer to a letter from Isaac Ar- 
nold; order to the same for searching after smuggled 
goods and unlicensed liquordealers. Answer to a letter 
from Josiah Hobard, Jo. Fordham and Thos. Mapes. 
Letters of administration granted to Mr Willson and Mr 

Rider on the estate of Ralph Cardall. 102 

1685 

Jan. 8 The governor absent. Mr Horton brings the Indian deeds 

of Rye, Joseph Theale the same for Bedford. Orders on 

petitions: of John Inians (see N. Y. col. mss, 32:40); of 

Gervasse Marshall and John Smith. 103 

16 Dirck van Clyffe and Peter Jacob Marius oppose the grant- 

ing of letters of administration on the estate of Dirck 
Wogertse to Marshall and Smith (p. 103). 104 

Feb. II Gov. Dongan present. The case of Dirck van Clyffe etc. vs 
Gervasse Marshall (p. 104) referred to arbitrators. Hen- 
drick Gillus appointed administrator on the estate of 
Jacob uyt den Bogard vice Petrus Bayard and Marinus 
de Witt who have left the province. Time to purchase 
Indian lands north of his father granted to Philipp Phil- 
ippsen. JOS 

Mar. 2 Regulations for preventing the running away of servants 
and debtors. Mr West appointed to claim the towns on 
the west side of Connecticut river for New York. Post 
office to be established. Order on a petition of Thos. 
Trowbridge (see A^. Y. col. viss, 32:51). Gervasse Mar- 
shall referred to the court of mayor and aldermen. Sheriff 
of New York county to take up the body of a negro buried 
at Corlears Hook. 106 

23 Proclamation to issue about pedlars and concealed weapons. 
Same about landing goods at the bridge. Rule about 
giving the freedom of the city. 107 



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31 Yonckers patent, etc. produced. John Robinson and Paulus 
Richards appointed arbitrators, Capt. J. Palmer umpire, 
between Ansell Sam'l Levy and Simon Valentine van der 
Wilde. 107 

Ap. 3 Proclamation to issue forbidding all vessels to trade at other 
ports than New York. Stephan van Cortlandt and Wm. 
Creed to be arbitrators for Flatbush, Nicholas Bayard 
and Roeloff Murtens for Breucklyn. Petition of Jan Clute 
(see L. P. 2:66) rejected. * 108 

7 Indians of Murthers creek acknowledge the sale of their 
land. Capt. Jonathan Selleck deposes having received 
clipped money from Benj. Blagge. log 

9 Petition of George Heathcot referred to the law. • log 

21 Solemnities on receipt of the news of the death of King 

Charles 2. King James 2 to be proclaimed. 109 

24 Fortifications of New York city to be repaired. Petition of 

Arent Schuyler (see L. P. 2:93) granted. Robert Ham- 
mond clerk of the representatives ordered to deliver acts 
of assembly. Letters of administration granted to Jane 
Rider (sjee N. Y. col. mss, 32:68). Indians acknowledge 
a sale of land to Jacob de Key. Flushing patent pro- 
duced. Ill 

25 Order to seize and prosecute the sloop of Rich'd Patishall 

upon information of Major Wm. Dyre. Order on a pe- 
tition of Hugh Riddall (see N. Y. col. mss, 32:61, 69). 112 
29 John Lawrence, John Brown, and Mathias Harvy for Flush- 
ing vs Wm. Creed, Wm. White and widow of Peter Smith 
(see L. P. 2:92). Order of the court of record in New 
York city in re the brigantine Edmond and Martha,. 
Rich'd Patishall master; Major Wm. Dyre called upon for 
further report in the case (p. 112). Order on a petition 
of Nicholas Garrett (see A''. Y. col. mss, 32:63). 112 

May 13 Writs of election for representatives of N. Y. city, Staten 
Island, Kings county and Westchester to be sent out. 
Quitrents for N. Y. county to be collected. Order sum- 
moning Mrs Steenwyck before the council. Order on a 
petition of Margaret Steenwyck (see A^. Y. col. mss, 32:70). 115 

June 3 Gervase Baxter sworn of the council. Captain le Sage of 
the ship Trompeuse allowed to come in for provisions. 
The ship Charles, belonging to Fr. Flypsen, and seized 
for having broken bulk contrary to flaw, is discharged. 
Land granted to Robert Livingstone (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
32:75). 116 

6 Inhabitants of Albany to bring in stockadoes for repairing 

the fort there. 117 



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V. 5 

8 Letter received from Walter Clark, deputy governor of 
Rhode Island. Caveat of Peter de la Noy against the 
grant to Robert Livingston. Order on a complaint of 
Richard Codner master of the ketch Adventure (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 32:78). Thos. Case of Long Island summoned 
before the council 117 

15 Appeal brought by Sam'l Winder for Jacob Mauritz against 

the petition of his sister-in-law, Margaret Steenwyck 
(p. 115) read: order thereon. Orders: in re de la Noy vs 
Livingston (p. 117); on a petition of Wm. White, Wm. 
Creed and Sam'l Rosa, vs Dan'l Whitehead. 118 

18 Peter N;ve and Sarah Skidmore ask for patents (see L. P. 
2:68, 71). Thos. Walton, Mary Britton and Frangois 
Martineau to be taken in custody by the sheriff of Staten 
Island. ijg 

2^5 Thos. Rtidyard of counsel for Jacob Mauritz pleads on the 
above appeal, John West of counsel for Mrs Steenwyck. 
Mrs Thos. Walton for her husband, Francis Martineau 
and Mrs Mary Brittain produce their land papers (see 
L. P. 2:67, 75, 87) and their quitrent is fixed. 118 

23 Thos. Chambers and Henrick Beakman before the council 
about John Ward bell-ringer at Kingston; referred to 
magistrates and inhabitants. iig 

July 2 Gov. Dongan absent. Order in re Jacob Mauritz vs Mrs 

Steenwyck. no 

13 Orders on petitions: of Peter Chock (see N. Y. col. mss, 
32:80); of John Cornelissen (see L. P. 2:69); of Dirck 
Claes. J20 

16 Gov. Dongan returned. Judge Palmer commissioned to 

hold a court of oyer and terminer at Martin's Vineyard 
if necessary. 120 

20 Orders on petitions: of Adam, John, and Elizabeth Wright 
for letters of administration on the estate of their mother, 
Alice Crabbe; of Mary, widow of Philipp Jones of Rhode 
Island for letters on her husband's estate. Jean Basilier's 
sloop ordered to be seized for having wine and brandy on 
board. - 120 

23 Orders on petitions: of Fr. Flypsen (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
32:83); of Joseph Mayhew for letters of administration 
on the estate of his father, Samuel Mayhew, vice Anthony 
Wright. 121 

25 Proclamation to issue against giving information and taking 
affidavits in a clandestine manner. New orders on the 
above petition of Fr'k Flypsen. 121 

Aug. I Maryland Indians before the council want the peace made 

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3 Major Wm. Dyre charged by the governor with having 

given clandestine information. 122 

5 Examination of Major Wm. Dyre. The assembly to be 
dissolved and writs for the election of a new one to 
issue. 123 

15 Indians acknowledge the sale of land to Fred. Flypsen. 
Petition of Jane Rider (see L. P. 2:135) granted. Order 
on a petition of John Boisbellau (see A''. Y. col. mss, 32:85, 
86). " 124 

17 Order to David Toshack Miniveird who has settled on un- 
purchased Indian land. Jonathan Parker reprimanded for 
transporting servants to Rhode Island. 124 

27 Petition of Joseph Mayhew (p. 121) denied upon production 

of Anthony Wright's papers by Isaac Horner and Mary 
Andrews his next of kin. Petition of Humphry Astly (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 32:66, 87) rejected. 125 

Sep. 12 Letter from King James 2 received. Petition of Peter Lud- 
gar referred to the mayor etc. Order on a petition of 
Henry Filkin (see L. P. 2:132). All sheriffs of the province 
summoned before the council. 125 

17 Order on a petition of Andrew Gibbs (see L. P. 2:141). 
Inhabitants of Tappan, Haverstraw and New Lots sum- 
moned before the council. Order on petitions: of Jacob 
Mauritz; of Aeltie Slichtenhorst. Petition of Saul Brown 
referred to . 126 

21 Timber for repairing the fort at Albany to be brought in 
by the inhabitants. License to purchase Indian land 
granted to Peter Schuyler. 126 

28 The sloop Happy Returne allowed to enter although come 

without clearing papers from Newfoundland. 127 

Oct. 8 Mr Manning, Hendrick Smith, W. Alberts, George Steven- 
son, Stephen Georgson, John Buckhold, Thos. Wendall, 
Johannes Lawrensis, Peter Johnson Boeckhoult, Luke de 
Pau, Roelofif Peterson, Jan Jansen, John Albertus, John 
Allwyn, Mr Blackwell, Tho. Browne, Joseph Theale for 
Bedford; Dow Harmansen with Peter Jansen Haine, 
Tiebout Garretsen, Daniel de Clerk for Tappan; Hendrick 
Ricault, Flor Williams, John Cornelissen and Menny 
Johannes for Haverstraw produced their papers for patents. 127 
p. m. Tackapausha and Paman acknowledge at Mr van Cortlandts 

house the sale of land at Rockaway to Capt. Palmer. 
Memorandum that on the loth' of Oct. two other Indians 
appeared before the council at Capt. J. Palmer's house 
acknowledging receipt of purchase money for their two- 
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13 Claes Johnson Permasent, Teunis Roeloffs, Dow Harmen- 
son, Cornelius Claussen, Peter Johnson Haring, Garret 
Stenmetts, Johs. Garretsen, Hubert Garretsen, Ide van 
Vorst, Jan Stratemaker, John Vreese, Glaus Emanuel, 
Arian Lambertsen, Stats de Grote, Lambert Adriansen, 
Corn's Adriansen, Daniel de Clark and Corsen Haring 
granted land at Tappan. Peter Jacobs granted a confirma- 
tory patent for land at Haverstraw formerly granted to 
Jacobus de Hart. John Cornelissen granted land at 
Apomapo, next to S. van Cortlandt. Jacobus van de 
Water, Jeronimus Rapallese and Teunis Guisbertsen, for 
Breucklyn, Jacques Corteliau and John Johnson van 
Dyke for New Utrecht before the council to settle their 
respective quitrents. Ministers and magistrates forbidden 
to marry Jacques Vigor alias Jacques Gallop to his wife's 
sister Louisa with whom he has run away from Canada. 
Members of the council to have the power of justices of 
the peace in all counties. Nicholas Bayard appointed 
mayor, John Knight high sheriff, Tho. Caker coroner, 
Nich's Bayard, James Graham, Capt. Andrew Bowne, John 
de la Vail, Wm. Pinhorne, J. Robinson, Gabriel Minvielle, 
Wm. Beakman, Abr'm de Peyster, Job's Kipp and Jacob 
Leysler. justices of the peace of New York; Thos. Stillwell 
high sheriff, Corn's Coursen, Phil. Wells, Obadiah Holmes, 
Richard Stillwell justices of the peace, Francis Barber 
coroner for Richmond county; Roelofif Martensen high 
sheriff, Jacques Corteliau, Nich's Stillwell, Elbert Elbert- 

sen, Beakman and Mr Morris justices, Peter Johnson 

of Gueoos coroner for Kings county; Major Willett high 
sheriff, Thos. Hicks, Rich'd' Cornel, Elias Daughty, Thos. 
Stevens, Dan'l Whitehead, Capt. Symmonds, John Jack- 
son, Townsend of Jericho, Townsend of Oyster- 
bay justices, Edward Stevens coroner for Queens county; 
Capt. Hobart high sheriff for Suffolk county; Rich'd 
Pretty high sheriff, all the council justices, Peter Schuyler, 

Jan Jansen Bleker, Henry Cuyler, Robert Sanders, 

Goatson, Marten Garretsen, van Rensselaer magis- 
trates for the town, John Trapett coroner for Albany 
county; Capt. Sanders justice for Schenectady. Sheriffs 
to be sworn in before the justices of the peace and give 
bonds. Patent for land on Cowneck, L. I. granted to 
Mr Cornell, Mr Daughty and Mr Hicks. Land in Flush- 
ing township to be surveyed for Elias Doughty (see L. P. 
2:165). Order on petitions of Isaac Swinton and of Dr 
Henry Taylor for land in Flushing township (see L. P. 
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22 Patent to John Williams of Rhode Island and associates made 

void Mayhew's patent being precedent. Warrant of survey 
granted to Wm. Creed et al (p. ii8). Order concerning 
land purchased by Cornwall and Willet. Warrant of sur- 
vey granted to Dr Henry Taylor (p. 128); to John Law- 
rence (see L. P. 2:133); to Jasper Smith all for land in 
Flushing. Order on a petition of Adrian Gerretts about 
the estate of Teunis Willemse. Patent granted to Peter 
Schuyler (see L. P. 2:136). * 133 

23 Orders on petitions: Philipp Lawrence (see A'". Y. col. mss, 

32:111). Ansell Sam'l Levy (see A''. Y. col. mss, 32:110). 
James Lloyd (see L. P. 2:139). ' I34a 

29 Orders on petitions: of Francis, Charles, and Elias Doughty 
for land (see A''. Y. col. mss, 32:112). Lt.-col. Youngs re- 
ferred to the house of representatives. Bartholomew Mer- 
cier (see A^. Y. col. viss, 32:113). Elias Doughty (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 32:114). John Palmer (see L. P. 2:140). 
Francis Cooley for land in Flushing. 135 

Nov. 3 J. Tuder appears for the town of Flushing against the peti- 
tions of Doughty and Swinton for land. Nath'l Pearsall 
likewise for Hempstead against the grant of land to Capt. 
J. Palmer at Rockaway. 136 

10 Thomas Willett appears for Flushing to settle about the 
quitrents; grant of land to the petitioners recommended by 
the governor. Orders on petitions: of Dirick van der 
Clyffe and Peter Stoutenburgh in a will case, of T. Cooley 137 

12 Day of thanksgiving for the victories over the rebels in Eng- 
land and Scotland appointed. Estate of Gabriel I'Asseur 
to be delivered by Gabriel Minvielle to the governor. 137 

19 Orders on petitions: Regnier Williams and Barent Lewis 

(see A''. Y. col. mss, 32:125). Andrew Gibb (see L. P. 
2:142). Petition of Hendrick Thompson (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
32:124) rejected. 138 

20 Special commission to be given to the judges for the trial 

of Philipp Lawrence. Lucas Santen collector of the 
province to produce all books and papers relating to the 
revenue. Proclamation giving notice of the suppression 
of the rebellion in England and appointing a day of prayer 
and thanksgiving for " the good success of the Ottoman 
forces." 138 

24 Patent for Flushing read and passed. License to purchase 

Indian land near Oysterbay granted to Henry Townsend 
sr and jr, John Underbill, Matthew Prior, Job Wright, 
Joseph Dickenson, James Townsend, and John Townsend. 
Mr Swinton allowed to draw up an information against 
Rye and Bedford about their land titles. 140 



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1685 V. 5 

26 Deputies from Newtown, Bushwyck, and Brookland before 
the council about their boundaries. Order on petitions: 
Thos. Higby (see L. P. 2:1431). Dirck van Clyfife (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 32:126). 140 

30 Recorder James Graham sent for. Philipp Lawrence to be 

punished according to the duke's laws. 141 

Dec. I Patents to be issued to Newtown and Bushwyck. 142 

3 Quietus desired by Dirck van Clyffe (p. 140) not to be 
granted until Jacob Leisler's return. Petition of Phil. 
Lawrence (see A/". Y. col. mss, 32:115) granted. Mrs Engel- 
tie Burger and Thos. Parcell desiring patents for the same 
land the case is deferred: Gabriel I'Asseur's estate. 142 

10 James Graham appointed and sworn attorney general of the 
province, Isaac Swinton appointed clerk of the chancery, 
John Cavalier messenger of the court of chancery. Order 
on a petition of John West (see L. P. 2:144). 142 

13 Warrant for Wm. Nicolls to go to Martins Vineyard, Nan- 

tucket, Elizabeth islands in Dukes county and inquire into 
the illegal trading there. 143 

14 Order concerning revenues and quitrents and establishing a 

court of exchequer. Orders on petitions: Fred. Flypsen 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 32:128); of Wm. Merrit (see A^. Y. col. 
mss, 32:129). 144 

17 Mayor Nicholas Bayard sworn of the council, Isaac Swinton 

and John Knight as clerks of chancery. Philipp Lawrence 
to be transported to the West Indies (p. 141). Orders on 
petitions: Daniel Whitehead (see L. P. 2:146). Thos. 
Wenham for a bill of store. A new street to be made above 
the Smith's garden through the land of George Heathcote. 145 

18 Mrs Engeltie Burger and Thomas Parcell (p. 142) referred 

to the courts. 146 

1686 

Jan. 7 Gov. Dongan absent. Order on a petition of Andrew Gibbs 

(see L. P. 2:147, and A''. Y. col. mss, 33:1). ^47 

Feb. 19 Gov. Dongan present. Order on petitions: Morgan Jones 
(see A^. Y. col. mss, 33:3). Claes Bickers. Commission for 
the court of exchequer read and approved. I47 

20 Patent for Newtown passed; all township patents to be drawn 
like it. Motion of the attorney general that the inhabitants 
of New York may have the vacant land to low water mark 
and the liberty of granting licenses. Richard Hartshorne 
to be arrested for taking up a whale in the sea. 147 

22 Patent of New York considered and referred. A paper called 
a remittment given by Gov. Lovelace to David Gardiner 
not thought sufficient to release Gardiner from paying quit- 
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Mar. II Petition of David Scndder referred to the law. Orders on 
petitions: Inhabitants of Boshwyck. Wm. Beekly (see 
L. P 2:124, 128). John Tuder (see L. P. 2:152). Order con- 
cerning Westchester patents. 149 

15 Order in re Jonathan Wright and Jasper Smith (see L. P. 
2:154) vs Major Thos. Willett, Capt. Hicks and Justice 
Cornell. 149 

18 Daniel Turneer appears against the petition of Wm. Beekly 
(p. 149); postponed. Order on a. petition of John Tuder 
(see L. P. 2:155). Petitions of some Newtown people and 
of J. Knight referred. 150 

25 Orders on petitions: Richard Gibbs (see L. P. 2:157). Jacob 

Loockermans. James Lorkan (see L, P, 2:156). Henry 
Filkin. Aeltie Leisler (see N. Y, col. mss, 33:5). 150 

Ap. X Warrant for opening a new street to be issued by the mayor 
arid damages paid. Sheriffs of Long Island to be sued in 
the court of exchequer. Petition of Samuel Rusgoe re- 
ferred to law. Land on Roeloff Jansen's kill granted to 
Philipp Schuyler (see L. P. 2:158). 151 

7 Mr Woodhull and Capt. Tucker appear for Seatalcott against 
the grant of a patent to Andrew Gibbs; the latter's name 
to be inserted in the patent of Seatalcot. Orders on peti- 
tions: The Easthampton overseers of the poor (see L. P. 
2:161). Jacobus Scalenger against sheriff Joseph Fordham 
of Suffolk county. Jacobus Scalenger and Sam'l Mum- 
ford vs the same (see A''. Y. col. mss, 33:2;^). Richard 
Woodhull for pay for clearing a highway. 152 

15 T. Hicks, Elias Doughty and Thos. Willetts to take out the 
patent for Cowneck as petitioned for (p. 128). Orders on 
petitions: of Tachanick an Indian (see L. P. 2:169): of 
John de la Val, John White, John Knight, John Tuder, 
and John West (see L. P. 2:168). Order concerning trade 
with the Indians. 153 

22 Order on a petition of Elizabeth Coppin widow of John 

Whight (see A''. Y. col. mss, 33:28). 154 

26 Patent of New York city passed. Order on a petition of 

Joseph Brown and Isaac Gibes (see N. Y. col. mss, 33:29). 155 
29 John Pell justice of the peace in West Chester county repri- 
manded for making pounds to take stray horses; he is 
advised to satisfy the Indians. Address of Elizabeth Coppin 
widow of John Whight. 155 

June 10 Capt. J. Palmer to proceed to Pemaquid and settle the quit- 
rents there (see Hough. Pemaquid. p. 107). Sheriffs to 
collect the quitrents take out their commissions at New 
York etc. 156 



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1686 V. 5 

II Orders on petitions: Thos. Brooks (see N. Y. col. mss, 33:32); 

of White and others of Jamaica vs Daniel Whitehead. 157 

14 Order on representation of Mr Betts and Mr Stephens of 

Newtown concerning their patent. 158 

20 Newtown votes on the patent question received. Paulus 

Johnson granted letters of denization. 158 

22 Order on a petition of Paulus Schrick (see N. Y. col. mss, 

33:36). 158 

30 Gawen Laurie deputy governor of east New Jersey and John 
Skene deputy governor of west New Jersey in council state 
that they intend to run the lines between the three govern- 
ments; George Keith, Andrew Robinson, and Phil. Wells 
to be the surveyors. 159 

July 7 Orders on petitions: John Persons Weaver, Simon Hillyer, 
Jacob Dayton et al (see L. P. 2:192). Mary widow of 
Samuel Davis (see N. Y. col. mss, 33:39). Edw'd Antill 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 33:37). Case of Peter Chock vs Mr 
Fordham referred to the court of chancery. Samuel Day- 
ton, Samuel Tyrrell, Jonathan Rose, and Walter Jones ap- 
pear before the council about the petition of the Indian, 
Tachanick (p. 153). Order on a petition of Thos. Tall- 
madge for the inhabitants of Easthampton (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 33:38; and, L. P. 2:193). , 160 

29 Robert Cody, John Parsons, Jacob Dayton, John Field, 

Sam'l Sherry, Oliver Norris, Wm. Hamilton, Daniel Kief, 
Simon Hillyer, John Richardson, inhabitants of East- 
hampton complain that the town would lay out no land 
for them; order thereon (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:351; 
Q 3:213)- Order on a petition of Jacobus de be Abois (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 33:42). Stephan van Cortlandt and Mr 
Rumbouts vs Peter Lansingh about Indian lands. 161 

Aug. 9 The inhabitants of Hempstead and Oysterbay appearing ac- 
cording to order referred to the courts. Order on a peti- 
tion of John Hendrick de Bruyne (see N. Y. col. mss, 
33:43)- 162 

7 Conference with Minisink and Tappan Indians. 162 

12 Order on petition of Stephen Hussey (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
33:44). Joris Jacobson and others appear for Brookhaven 
and give reasons for their caveat against the grant to 
Rich'd Gibbs of the land bought by him from Robert Lea- 
cock. Jacobus de be Abois appears on his petition (p. 161). 164 

30 Assembly prorogued. Mr Garton ordered to come to New 

York and give an account of the revenues in his hands. 
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Sep. I Conference with five nations of Indians; Arnold interpreter. 165 
Conference continued (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:403-5; Q 1:265- 
66). Instructions given to surveyor-general Phil. Wells 
for running boundary line with east New Jersey. Order 
on a petition of Hendrick Kyler (see L. P. 2:197). 167 

2 Attorney-general James Graham to draw an address on the 
state of the province. Question as to signing a writ of 
error decided. 171 

6 Address delivered by the attorney general. Indians acknowl- 
edge a deed. Richard Hulse forbidden to build on land 
south of Seatalcot. Richard Cornell, John Jackson, and 
Daniel Whitehead to view the land called Unkechalk 
where Samuel Dayton, Samuel Tyrrell, Jonathan Rose, and 
Walter Jones live. Land on Cowneck to be reserved out 
of Hempstead patent. 171 

14 Governor Dongan receives a commission as captain general 
and governor in chief of New York and takes the oath. 
Anthony Brockhalls, Fred. Flypsen, S. van Cortlandt, J. 
Spragge and Gervase Baxter nominated by the king as 
council, are sworn in. The swearing of Luke Santen post- 
poned. The governor reads some of his instructions. 
Order concerning trade and navigation. 172 

16 Order to Major Nicholas de Meyer for an inspection of the 
companies of foot in the city. Order to Major Patrick 
Mackgregorie muster master to muster all companies in 
the province. General order to the militia. Capt. Lucas 
Santen to report with his troop of horse. 175 

18 Order on a complaint of Mathias Nicolls judge of the ad- 
miralty against John Smith a custom house officer; Thos. 
Coker and Richard Rogers testify. 176 

John Smith is fined and dismissed the service; the governor 
remits the fine. i8a 

20 Christopher Billop deposes that Luke Santen has spoken 
scurrilously of the governor. A vessel to be bought for 
revenue service at the east end of Long Island. Lucas 
Santen to hand in his books and papers for audit and to 
turn in revenue moneys weekly. Petitions of George 
Battersby late master of the Mariners Adventure and of 
Christ Rennolls, Chas. Conner, Phil. Neason, Corn's 
Creek, Hogen Neale, and Thos. Salvage referred to the 
judge of admiralty. 180 

23 Lucas Santen sent for and reprimanded. Edward Antill, 
Paulus Schrick, and Thos. Coker recommended for custom 
house officers (others wanting). i8l 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 1668-I783 5I 

1686 "^' 5 

Nov. 18 Petition of Capt. Colbache's men vs their master rejected 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 33:65). Thos. Jeames minister of East- 
hampton to be arrested for preaching a seditious sermon 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 33:66-70). Josiah Hubbard subpoenaed. 
Samuel Mullford, Robert Dayton, Sam. Parsons, Benj. 
Concklin, Thos. Osborne, and John Osborne of East 
hampton to be arrested for preaching a seditious sermon 
A^. Y. col. mss, 33:71-75): also Thos. Osborne, Stephen 
Hedges, and Mary Perkins for the same offense (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 33.76 for all of the above entries; see also Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 3:355-56; Q 3:216): order to Mr Hubbart con- 
cerning it. Henry Peirsall appears for Southampton about 
land matters; order thereon. Mr Woodhull appearing for 
Seatalcot about land is referred to the court of exchequer. 
Isaac Piatt and Thomas Powell for Huntington referred to 
the same. Notice to be sent to Major Winthrop about his 
land on Long Island. Joab Wright appearing for Oyster- 
bay the town is ordered to purchase all unpurchased lands. 
Order on the difiference between Rev. Mr Prudden and his 
parishioners (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:356; Q 3:216). 183 

20 Report of Messrs Cornhill, Hicks, John Jackson, and Daniel 

Whitehead concerning Southampton lands; John Laughton 
of South'n, Rev. Mr Ebourne of Seatalcot, and John 
Arreson their guides. Shinnecock and Unquechage In- 
dians examined as to their land sales; Sequetagie, Conut- 
cana, and Maersepege sachems likewise. 185 

21 Warrant to issue for the seizure of a ship which coming 

from Ireland has entered at Amboy, N. J. 186 

22 Isaac Swinton clerk of the council sworn to secrecy. 

Charges of John West against Lucas Santen read. Ordi- 
nary keepers to take out licenses. 186 
25 Charges of the attorney-general vs Lucas Santen read. 
John Walwin appointed sheriff, Nich's Manning collector 
and receiver for Cornwall county; military commissions 
there to be made out according to Capt. Palmer's recom- 
mendations. Orders for Capt. Manning concerning trade 
in Kennebec river. Majors Brockholls and Baxter to try 
mutineers on Staten Island. Orders on the petitions of 
Abr'm Corbett (see N. Y. col. mss, 33:87) and Rev. Mr 
Jeames (see N. Y. col. mss, 331:79) ; referred. 187 
Dec. 6 Petition of Abr'm Corbett granted. Patents for Southamp- 
ton and for Joseph Sackett signed. John Pell to buy un- 
purchased Indian lands in his bounds. Order on a motion 
of Mr Tudor on behalf of Thos. Kelly master of the Ad- 



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venture for a speedy trial. Mr Arnold hands in his 
accounts. 187 

9 Revenue and other laws to remain in force unless repealed. 
Order in re Adventure of Youghall, Thos. Kalian master 
(p. 187). Act against pirates and privateers to be prepared. 
Lucas Santen charges persons not named with " imbez- 
ling " and is ordered to give names. Patents for East- 
hampton and for Francis Pero signed. 188 

13 Monday to be council day for the kin^s affairs, Thursday for 
public business. Order on the report against Lucas Santen. 
Order on a petition of Rev. Mr Ebourne (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 33:86). Order in re Adventure, Thos. Kelly master 
(p. 188). Collector Lucas Santen's accounts to be au- 
dited. Patents to Samuel Eborne for Snakeneck and to 
John Cornhill for land on Cowneck passed. 189 

27 [17?] Brookhaven to lay out and set apart land for the minister. 
Patents for Andrew Gibbs, Sam'l Eborne and for Seatalcot 
passed. 185 

20 Act against privateers read the first time. Order for the 
seizure of goods, imported by Crawford and Campell, 
Scotch merchants, into East and Southampton. Lucas 
Santen brings his answer to the last order about him. 189 

23 Simon Sareing, John Treadwell and Jonathan Smith com- 
missioners for Hempstead brought by Henry Filkin before 
the council for contempt; clear themselves and are ordered 
to set apart land for their minister, Jeremy Hobbart. Same 
order sent to Jamaica. Patents for John Seamans, John 
D. Bruyne and Andries Camons passed. 190 

1687 
Jan. 3 Petition of Samuel Rusco referred to the law. Order con- 
cerning Francis Stepney a dancing master from Boston (see 
A'^. Y. col. mss, 35:7). 191 

6 Order on a petition of Francis Stepney (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
35:3, 8). Patents for town, of Westchester, for John 
Chrushron, and John Pullon passed. 191 

ID Capt. Billop appointed surveyor of highways on Staten 

' Island. Wm. Beakman's patent passed. 192 

13 Lucas Santen suspended from the office of collector and re- 
ceiver, and to be arrested; Peter de la Noy appointed col- 
lector pro tern. 192 
Lucas Santen ordered to deliver to S. van Cortlandt all books, 

and to the governor all money in his. hands. 194 

Lucas Santen refuses to deliver the books and Isaac Swinton 
is ordered to search for and seize them with the help of the 
sheriff of New York. 194 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MINUTES 1668-I783 53 

1687 ^- 5 

Minutes from this date to July 6, exclusive may be found in N. Y. col. mss, 

35:14, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 33, 26, 37, 39, 42, 43, 45, 48, SO, 52, 54, 
58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 71, 72. 



July 7 Gov. Dongan absent at Albany; Major van Cortlandt to take 
charge of the seals, Major Flypsen of the keys of the 
presses containing the books and records, John Knight 
of the books etc. and to act as deputy secretary vice Isaac 
Swanton deceased. I9S 

19 A^Iajor Brockholls comes from Albany and Schenectady for 
men and provisions (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:244; Q i"-iSo). 
Major Willett to raise 60 men in Queens, and Col. Bayard 
.. ' the same number in New York counties. 195 

26 Charles Lodwyck, John de la Val, and George Mackenzie to 
take an inventory of the books and records in the secre- 
tary's office v\'ith a view of opening it for public business. 
Copies of proclamations and acts of council to be made. 196 

30 Above copies to be sent to the sheriffs of all counties; rules 

for receiving and opening them. 196 

Aug. I Keys of the secretary's office to be delivered to John Knight 

the inventory having been taken. 197 

2 Petition of Richard Perrott of Middlessex county, Va., to 
allow Judge Nichols to testify for him in a land matter 
granted, and the judge testifies. I97 

18 Gov. Dongan returned. Account of expenses in the war 

against the French read (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:252; 
Q 1:154). Order on a petition of Daniel Duchemin et al. 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 35:92). 198 

19 Taxes to be laid for paying the war expenses; bills to be 

drawn for that purpose (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:252; 
Q 1:154-55)- Assessors to hasten their work. Matthew 
Mayhew ordered to deliver the prisoners lately taken in 
Dukes county with the plate etc. in their possession to 
Ensign Sharp. ^9^ 

20 Bill for raising a penny in the pound on the estates in Kings, 

Queens, Dukes, Dutchess, Richmond, Orange, West- 
chester, and Suffolk counties passed (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 
1:252; Q 1:155). ^99 

26 Order calling Joseph Harwood and Samuel Windor as evi- 

dences for Thos. Hawarden vs Rob't Allison (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 35:93) about a ketch, Mich'l Vaughten master. 199 

27 Robert AlHson examined and ordered to give security for his 

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Sep. 2 Instructions to Judge Palmer going to England read and 
approved. Bill to raise one half penny in the pound on 
the estate in New York, Albany, and Ulster counties 
passed. Order concerning assessors. Bill for regulating 
the collection of excise money passed. Patents for George 
Lockhart and Thos. Hawarden signed. Petition of 
Harman Dowsen for land granted. 200 

5 Time for making assessments in Suffolk county extended. 

Letter to be sent to the governor of Canada about Major 
Mc Gregory a prisoner of the French (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 
1:265; Q 1:162). 201 

6 Letter to the governor of Canada read and approved. 202 

7 Letters from Gov. de Nonville of Canada, from Robert 

Livingston, and from Mayor Peter Schuyler of Albany 
received. Judge Nichols to translate Gov. de Nonville's 
letter. Examination by Rob't Livingston of John Rosee 
an inhabitant of Albany who was in Canada with Anthony 
Lis Pinar read; ordered that the mayor of New York ex- 
amine Anth'y Lis Pinar, Dirck van der Heyden, Fred'k and 
Naning Harmsen who escaped from prison at Quebec. 
Schenectady to be fortified; Indian scouts to be kept 
towards Corlaers lake; Christian Indians, coming from 
Canada to the five nations, to be sent to New York. No 
Indian corn or peas to be exported from Albany or Ulster 
counties. Inquiries to be made at Albany how long ago 
trade was carried on with the Indians who have straws or 
pipes through their noses and the farther Indians (see Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 1:266; Q 1:162-63). Carpenters to work on the 
Albany fortifications. Anthony Lispinar or la Fleur to be 
sent to New York from Albany if suspected that they have 
kept any intelligence with Canada. Petition of Donald 
Coffee vs John Palmer (see N. Y. col. mss, 35:98). 202 

9 Translation of Gov. de Nonville's letter and Gov. Dongan's 
answer read. Mr Laprary to take the governor's letter to 
Canada. The French are reported as preparing 1500 pairs 
of snowshoes; women, children and old men of the five 
nations to be sheltered against a French invasion at 
Catskill, on Livingston's land, and along the river (see 
Doc. hist. N. Y.' 1:272; Q 1:166). 204 

II Militia of the province to be put in readiness to meet the 
French (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:272; Q 1:866). Col. Nich's 
Bayard for New York, Capt. Thos. Stillwell for Richmond, 
Major Stephanus van Cortlandt for Kings, Major Thos. 
Willett and Capt. John Jaxon for Queens, Col. Thos. 



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Young, Major John Howell and Capt. Joseph Fordham, 
Major Fred. Flypsen for Westchester to be in command 
and appoint subaltern officers. 205 

22 Letter from Rob't Livingston received with propositions of 
the Oneidas and Maquaes and answers of the mayor of 
Albany (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:99). Order on a petition 
of Phil. Smith for land at Tappan near Dr Lockhart's, 
Bill for naturalizing Daniel Duchemin et al (p. 198) 
passed. Order directing Major Chambers to have his men 
ready and mounted for a march to Albany. 205 

27 Resolves of the court of lieutenancy in New York city con- 
firmed (see N. y. col. mss, 35:1031). Men Avho cannot go 
on military service to Albany to send substitutes. 206 

29 Order on a petition of Wm. Merrit (see N. Y. col. mss, 
35:104). Steph. van Cortlandt appointed mayor, Robert 
Hammond sheriff of New York. 206 

Oct. 8 Col. John Young suspended from the council because he and 
Major Howell have mustered in the Suffolk militia men 
unfit for service. James Graham sworn of the council vice 
Young. Bill to prevent abuses in the excise read. Col. 
Young and Major Howell to pay for the clothing and arms 
issued to Capt. Fordham's company of Suffolk. Measures 
to be taken to restore Spaniards kept as slaves in the 
province to freedom. Patent to John de la Val for land 
in Ulster county passed. James Graham^ and Wm. 
Nichols to audit the accounts of George Brewerton (see 

N. Y. col. mss, 35:107). Provoost, John Trompeet, 

and partners to pay quitrent for their land in Albany 
county. Order on a petition of Henricus Selyns and his 
wife Margaret (see N. Y. col. mss, 35:106). Letters of ad- 
ministration not to be granted to the executors named in 
the will of Mary Mathews deceased. 207 

II Order on petition of the mayor etc. of Albany (see N. Y. col. 
w.y.y, 35:114) [Marginal note, that this entry belongs to the 
25th of October]. Bill to prevent abuses and frauds in 
the excise passed. Patent to Wessel ten Brook for land 
at Esopus passed. Thos. Walton's quitrent for land on 
Staten Island fixed. Sheriffs of all counties to continue in 
office, Peter Schuyler likewise as mayor of Albany. Order 
concerning the shoemaking and tanning trade. Sherrif 
of Albany to collect the quitrents due by Provoost, Trom- 
peet et al (p. 207). Christian Indians and children of 
Christian parents brought from Campeache and Laverde 
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25 Above order on petition of mayor etc. of Albany repeated 
(p. 209). Order for the pay of George Brewerton. Peti- 
tion of Richard Tinker (see N. Y. col. mss, 35:116) rejected. 
Patents passed: John Knight for land on Rondout creek, 
called Knightsfield between Anna Beek's and Jacob 
Rudsen's land; John Pell for Pellham manor; John Lansing 
for land on the plain south of Albany; Johannes Wandall 
and Johannes Lansing for land on Ruttenkill, Albany; 
Harman Dowsen and Theunis Dowsen for land called 
Pessatinck in Orange county; Thos. Lovelace for land on 
Staten Island. Petition of Dirck Johnson Hooglandt vs 
Peter Lott (see N. Y. col. mj^,- 35:115) referred. Major 
Anthony Brockholls empowered to sign warrants, passes 
etc. during Gov. Dongan's absence in Albany. 210 

Nov. 10 Major Brockholls presiding. Order on a petition of Samuel 
Burt brother of Richard Burt deceased, master of the ship 
Robert of London (see N. Y. col. mss, 35 : riS) ; Pierre 
Peyre, Peter Reverey and Michael Peck testify as to the 
manner of his death by drowning. 211 

19 Inventory of books and papers on board the Robert, Rich- 
ard Burt late master made by Abr'm de Peyster, John 
de la Val and Samuel Burt to be recorded. Letters come 
from England for the governor to be forwarded to Al- 
bany, Messrs. Graham and van Cortlandt paying the 
charges. 212 

21 Duplicate of a letter from the commissioners of plantations, 
brought by Gov. Hamilton of East New Jersey to be re- 
corded. 212 

25 Orders for collecting duties on imported goods brought to 
East New Jersey. Application of Jacob Leisler for per- 
mission to enter a wreck granted. 213 

29 Order on petition of Henry Willis and Edward Titus, 
Quakers of Hempstead (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:122). Sam- 
uel Burt appointed administrator of his brother's effects 
by the mayor's court confirmed. 213 

Dec. 3 Order on being informed by Daniel Mackreig that David 
Toshack of Orange county is dead without heirs in the 
country. 214 

5 Jacob and David Robles referred to the governor with their 
petition for denization (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:1231). Report 
of the proceedings between the governor of East New Jei-- 
sey and Mr Graham about a port of entry to be re- 
corded. 214 

24 Order on the petition of John Robinson for letters of ad- 
ministration on the estate of Phil. Jones (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
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26 Order on the petition of Thos. Meech late master of the ship 
Johanna; John Joost and Hendrick ten Eyck to assist 
him. 215 

1688 
Jan. 3 George Brown to go to the east end of Long Island about 

the transportation of whale-oil out of the province. 215 

7 Order on petition of Richard Smith against Samuel Eborne 

(see N. Y . col. niss, 35:127). S. van Cortlandt and James 
Graham receivers of the revenue to pay George Brown 
(p. 215) on account for his services. 216 

8 Warrant to impress sloops issued to Thos. Hawarden for 

raising the brigantine Richmond aground on the shoals 
near Thos. Walton's place on Staten Island. 216 

23 Trial of the case between Richard Smith and Saml. Eborne. 216 
Feb. 2 Thos. Stevens justice of the peace dismissed from office and 
with his brother Edward committed for having fraudu- 
lently procured a marriage licence for Wm. Norris and 
jane Hayes their niece and the daughter-in-law of Norris. 
Indian post to Albany. 217 

13 Letters of administration on the estate of Mrs Elizabeth 
Graveratt granted to Pieter de Riemer. George Brown 
called back from east Long Island. 218 

18 Order on information given by Richard Hartford com- 
mander of the Royal James, that Simon Grover master 
of the sloop Primrose carries on an illegal trade. Augur's 
sloop and goods, seized at Easthampton to be sent to 
New York. 218 

27 Petition of Elias Doughty, Richard Cornhill and Thos. 

Hicks, justices of the peace of Queens county (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 35:130) referred. 219 

Mar. 6 Order on petition of Richard Blacklidge (see N. Y. col. mss, 
35:132). Order on petition of Thos. Roberts (see N. Y. 

col. mss, 35:131)- ^^° 

13 Major Baxter comes from Albany with the governor's in- 
structions that the council shall provide for the war ex- 
penses; other colonies to be called upon for assistance (see 
Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:273-74; Q 1:167). George Brown (p. 218) 
paid off. Order on petition of Samuel Eborne (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 35:133)- ^^° 

28 Gov. Dongan returned. Letter from the king received; 

copies to be sent to the other colonies. Proceedings be- 
tween Gov. Dongan and the French agents Father Valiant 
and Moh. Demon at Albany read; also letters between 
Gov. Dongan and Gov. de Nonville. Address to the king 
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30 Letter to neighboring governors read and approved. Sal- 
aries of judges of oyer and terminer to continue (see A^^. Y. 
col. mss, 35:134). Act for instructing negroes in Christian 
religion to be drawn. Christ'r Garvy to carry the gover- 
nor's letters to Maryland etc. 222 
Ap. 2 Proclamation to issue for a public thanksgiving that the 
queen is with child. Stephanus van Cortlandt appointed 
deputy auditor of the revenues by Wm. Blathwayt and 
sworn in. Order on a petition of Domine Henricus 
Selyns (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:136). Jphn Cavalier mes- 
senger of the council to summon the jurors who tried the 
case of Josia Hubbert sheriff of Suffolk county, ex dem 
Rex vs the sloop Brothers' Adventure, Jonathan Hall 
master. Order on a petition of Daniel Verveelen (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 35:135). 222 
9 Justices of the peace who have not made a return of the 
names of assessors sworn in by them called before the 
council. Order in re Cornelius Barnes, John Okey, Theo- 
philus Probasco, John Stryker, yeomen of Flatbush vs 
Adrian Bennet and Jocabus van de Water of Brooklyn in 
error. Order in re Thos. Lamberts, Randolph Evans, 
Jacobus van de Water, Jeronimus Rapalie and Adrian 
Bennet vs Corn's Barnes and John Okey in error. Order 
on petition of Matthew Midleton (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
35:137). 223 
12 Warrant of survey for land on Staten Island granted to 
Richard Mitchel (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:138). Order on 
petition of Benj. Collier (see A^. Y. col. mss, 35:145). Order 
on petition of Capt. Robert Augur (see N. Y. col. mss, 
35:139). Order on petition of Dom'e Henricus Selyns 
(p. 222). 224 
16 Order on petition of John Okey and John Hegeman (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 35:146). Mathias Harvy and Edward Grif- 
fin of Flushing, Nathaniel Denton and Joseph Thorston 
of Jamaica, Abr'm Smith and Rich'd Valentine of Hemp- 
stead, Nath'l Cooley and Job Wright of Oysterbay are 
returned by Justice Daniel Whitehead as refusing to take 
the prescribed oaths as assessors, and are summoned be- 
fore the council. Col. Young and Isaac Arnold sum- 
moned on charges preferred by Daniel Whitehead ranger 
of Long Island. Inhabitants of Kings and Queens coun- 
ties to repair the Stony hill and the highway between Bed- 
ford and Jamaica. Justices to lay out highways between 
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Thos. Hicks and John Townsend to sit as court of oyer 
and terminer for the trial of Wm. Jones of Queens county, 
accused of sodomy. 225 

21 Jurors summoned by John Cavalier (p. 222) examined; 
affidavit of Thos. Howard in the same case; Isaac Arnold 
summoned (see N. Y. col. mss, 35:147). 226 

26 Assessors for Queens summoned (p. 225) and committed 
for trial before a special court of oyer and terminer; and 
new assessors to be elected for the respective towns. 
Mode of collecting assessments prescribed. John Pell, 
John Palmer, Wm. Richardson justices, and Joseph Lee 
clerk of the peace for Westchester county appear on the 
petition of Benj. Collier (p. 224). Order concerning ac- 
counts of, and actions before the justices; all towns and 
' liberties to maintain their own poor and pay for the kill- 

ing of wolves. 227 

30 Letters received and read from Gov. de Nonville of Can- 
ada, and from Dirck Wessells. Propositions of Gov. Don- 
gan to the six nations (see N. Y. col. mss, 315 : 148) read 
and approved. Major McGregory's accounts for traveling 
expenses from Canada allowed. Accounts of Robert Liv- 
ingston for disbursements to the soldiers, Indians, French 
prisoners (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:274; Q 1:167); and for 
repairs of the fort at Albany read. 228 

May 3 A new levy to be made, as the taxes lately ordered are 
not sufficient; quota expected from every county; the at- 
torney-general to draw an act accordingly (see Doc. hist. 
N. Y. 1:274-75; Q 1:167-68). Order on petition of Joseph 
Fordham (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:149). Col. Young and 
Isaac Arnold answer the charges of Daniel Whitehead (p. 
225) ; order thereon. Proceedings in the trial of the sloop 
Brothers' Adventure, Jonathan Hall master* read (p. 226). 
Isaac Arnold appointed searcher and surveyor of customs 
for Suffolk county. Robert Lapraire to run the line be- 
tween Breucklin and Flatbush. Fine of Abr'm Corbett 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:151). 229 

6 Gov. Dongan to go to Albany; scouts to lie in the Indian 

castles and the governor to send if necessary for the Bos- 
ton forces and make presents to the Indians. 231 

7 Minissink Indians to be called to Albany for cooperation 

with the six nations. 231 

14 Order against destroying trees on the high roads. John 
Cavalier's account of expenses as messenger allowed. 
Orders on petitions: of Dow Johnson (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
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of Mathias Harvy (see N. Y. col. mss, 35:156); of Weyntil 
Teunis, widow of Tierck Kiberts for a survey of her land 
adjoining the lot of Abr'm Rycken in Queens county. 
Col. Bayard, Major van Cortlandt and Robert Lepraire 
to run the lines between Breucklin and Newtown. Col. 
John Young late high sheriff of Yorkshire on Long Is- 
land prays for a quietus. 232 

17 Order on complaint of Col. Lewis Morris against sheriff 
Benj. Collier of Westchester county. Letter to be sent to 
the president and council of Pennsylvania about quit- 
rents in the three lower counties on the Delaware. Sheriffs 
to bring in the money raised under the late tax-acts. At- 
torney-general Wm. Nicholls to receive pay for services. 

Patent to the town and corporation of town, Ulster 

county, passed. Major Flypsen and Col. Bayard to audit 
the accounts of Major Stephanus van Cortlandt and James 
Graham as receivers of the revenue; their report to be the 
receivers' discharge. Acts for raising i2555 and for con- 
tinuing the salary of judges passed. Acts for the re- 
ligious education of Indian and negro slaves; to prohibit 
shoemakers from " using the mistery of tanning hides " 
read. 233 

30 Gov. Dongan absent at Albany. A military watch to be 
kept in New York city, privateers being reported off the 
coast. Peter Bogardus to carry Long Island Indians to 
Albany. Governor's instructions to the members of coun- 
cil remaining in New York, Majors van Cortlandt and 
Philippse, and Col. Bayard read and to be recorded. 334 

June 2 Order on petition of Thos. Walton against the sheriff of 
Richmond county. Copies of the act for raising £2555 
to be sent to all counties. 235 

6 John Knight late deputy secretary delivers the records, etc. 
to the council (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:162). Accounts of 
Josiah Hobart sheriff of Suffolk county for the collection 
of taxes allowed. 235 

July 26 Order on petition of Domine Henricus Selyns (see A^. Y. 

col. mss, 35:167). 236 

28 Gov. Dongan returned. Confirmatory patents granted: 
Elizabeth van Dyke for land at Kattskill; Maria van Rens- 
selaer, Hendrick van Nesse, Gerrit Teunissen and Jacobus 
van Cortlandt for land at Hossick; Jan van Loane, Joachem 
Staats and Johannes Provbost for Louenenburge, Albany 
county; Lewis de Boyce for land near the Palls, Ulster 
county; Wm. Cox for a lot in New York city. Patents 
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Long Island; to Peter Schuyler for land opposite Med- 
lyne island at the Long reach, Dutchess county; to Garret 
Aertsen, Arien Rose, John Elton, Hendrick Kipp and 
Jacob Kipp for land in Dutchess county. Gov. Dongan 
to deliver the seals of the province to Sir Edmond Andros. 
Consideration of paying the war debts deferred until the 
new governor has arrived. 236 

Spanish Indian slaves professing Christianity to be released 
and sent home. Col. Bayard and Major van Cortlandt 
to make up the accounts of the officers and soldiers of the 
expedition to Albany. New York being annexed to the 
government of New England the collection of the £2555 
tax is suspended. Order concerning the pay of of^cers 
and soldiers. Quakers referred to. the courts with their 
petition (see A''. Y. col. niss, 35:168, 169). Petition of 
Robert Ellison (see A''. Y. col. mss, 35:169) rejected. 237 

Major BrockhoUs presiding. Order on the report of Col. 
Bayard, Major van Cortlandt and Robert van Gunlin about 
Breuklin and Flatbush. Act about tanning hides (p. 233) 
passed. Patents to the town of Huntington, L. I.; to 
Godfrid Deelius for the pasture at Albany; to Jochem 
Staats for land in Ulster county passed. 238 

Paytable of the officers and soldiers of the Albany expe- 
dition. 239 

Order from the committee of trade and foreign plantations 
to the governor and council of New York, to transmit 
quarterly reports on the state of the colony. 241 

Royal commission appointing John Spragge secretary of the 
province. 242 

Report of the Connecticut commissioners, Volkin Gold, 
Jonathan Sellick, Dan'l Sherman, John Hariman, of their 
meeting with the New York commissioners, Lt. Col. John 
Young, Capt. John Pell and Surveyor Phil Welles, and 
fixing the boundaries from Lyons point on Byram river; 
approved by Governors Thos. Dongan of New York and 
Robert Treat of Connecticut at Millford, February 10, 
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Arrival of Gov. Henry Sloughter; he takes the oaths and 
publishes his commission (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:358-59; 
Q 2:202). Major Ingoldsby brings before the council 
Joost Stool with a letter from Jacob Leisler. Leisler, Mil- 
bourne and his council called, but only the latter vi^ith 
Delancey appears; Leisler refusing. 

Joseph Dudley, Fred. Philipps, Stephanus van Cortlandt, 
Gabriel Minvielle, Chidley Brooke, Thos. Wiilett and Wm. 
Pinhorne sworn in as members of the council. Papers 
relating to Leisler delivered to the secretary. Col. Nich's 
Bayard and Wm. Nicolls sworn of the council. Jacob 
Leisler brought in as prisoner, also Abr'm Governeur, 
Gerard Beeckman, Wm. Churcher, Corn's Plevier, Hen- 
rick Jansen van Boerton, Wm. Lawrence, Thos. Williams, 
John Coe, Myndert Coarten, Rob't Leacock and Johannes 
Vernillie (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:359; Q 2:202). John 
Lawrence commissioned and sworn in as mayor of the 
city, Thos. Clarke as coroner of the city and county of 
New York. 

Sheriffs appointed; Thos. Lyndell for New York, Gerard 
Strycker for Kings, John Jackson for Queens, Josias 
Hobbard for Suffolk, Thos. Stillwell for Richmond, Benj. 
Collier for Westchester, Cornelius Bogardus for Ulster 
and Dutchess, Gasper Teller for Albany counties. Day of 
meeting for the general assembly fixed, and writs of elec- 
tion sent out. Thos. Stillwell sworn in as sheriff. 

Col. Dudley, van Cortlandt and Ch. Brooke appointed a 
committee for the examination of the prisoners (see Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 2:362; Q 2:204). Fred. Philipps, Gabr. Mon- 
vielle and Col. Wiilett to be a committee for taking ac- 
count of the stores in the fort and of the necessary re- 
pairs to it. Foot companies of the garrison. Salary due 
to James Graham for service in the collector's office. 
Thomas Newtown appointed attorney-general. Jasper 
Teller and Corn. Bogardus sworn in as sheriffs. 

Andrew Gibb to be clerk of the peace for Queens. Thos. 
Lyndall sworn in as sheriff of New York county. Joseph 
Lee to be clerk of the peace in Westchester county. Sir 
Robert Robinson, Col. Wm. Smith, Wm. Pinhorne, John 
Lawrence, Jasper Hicks, Major Richard Ingoldsby, Col. 
John Young and Capt. Isaac Arnold to hold a special 
court of oyer and terminer for the trial of the prisoners 
(see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:362; Q 2:204). .Wm. Beekman, 
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and John Merritt, sworn in as aldermen. Mr De Lansee, 
Eben Wilson, Thos. Coker, Teunis de Key and Thos. 
Clarke as councilmen. Capt. John Tuder to be register 
of the admiralty and notary public. Wm. Pinhorne to 
be recorder of the city of New York. Capt. Wm. Kidd 
complains against Capt. Jasper Hicks commander of the 
man of war Archangel for imprisoning one of his men. 
Valuable services of Capt. Kidd. 5 

25 Col. Wm. Smith takes the oath as councillor. James Barrey 

brought in a prisoner and admitted to bail. Capt. Rich'd 
Forster's petition granted. Asher Levy's bail. Court of 
admiralty to be held. John Joost to give bail; also Daniel 
Lawrence. Act to be proposed to the next assembly au- 
thorizing members of the council to act as justices of the 
peace. . 7 

26 George Lockhart appointed to be clerk of the market. Fran- 

cis Blin and another Frenchman prisoners to be sent on 
board of the -Archangel man of war. Joseph Dudley and 
Thomas Johnson sworn in as judges of the admiralty. 
Leisler and fellow prisoners (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:362; 
Q 2:204). James Graham's salary as collector. 8 

30 Nicolas Bayard, Steph. van Cortlandt and Wm. Pinhorne 
to be a committee for preparing evidence against prison- 
ers; Wm. Nicholls, Geo. Farewell and James Emmett to 
be king's counsel in the case (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:363; 
Q 2:205). Tramps to be arrested. 9 

Ap. I Richard Smith sworn in as justice of the peace for Suffolk 
county. Account of Macgregerie's burial (see Doc. hist. 
N. y. 2:363; Q 2:205). Col. Dudley's account paid. Elias 
Makelson of Aquihanon in East New Jersey and John 
Capitaine of Bergen, N. J. to be arrested. 9 

2 Tacapain sachem of Masepeeg, L. L with other Indians be- 
fore the council. lO 
p. m. Presents given to the Indians. Day of thanksgiving. Mc- 
Gregory's purchase of Indian lands on John Peache's 
creek, Hudson river, confirmed. 11 
4(?) Col. Smith and Chidley Brook to swear in the assembly. 

Proclamation to go out concerning the late troubles. 12 

10 Petition of widow Anna Schuyler, concerning some beavers 
considered. Isaac Arnold sworn in as justice of the peace 
for Suffolk county. 13 

13 Order on petition of the daughters of Dr Hanmore deceased. 
Opinion of council concerning Leisler's authority to act 
upon a letter addressed to Lt. Gov. Nicholson (see Doc. hist. 
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14 Elias Doughty, Daniel Whitehead and Thos. Willett sworn 

in as justices of the peace for Queens county. Alex. 
Boyle as surveyor-general. 14 

15 David Jamison sworn in as clerk of the council. Letters 

to be sent to the other English colonies asking for as- 
sistance against the French. 15 

16 Accounts of incidental charges audited and ordered paid. 

Grant to Thomas Carhart for land on Staten Island. Ellis 
Duxbury, John Dally, Andrew Cannon, and Abr'm Lake-, 
man appointed justices of the peace for Richmond county. 
Attorney-general Newtown going to Boston. 15 

17 Capt. Hicks of the man of war Archangel ordered not to 

impress citizens and seamen. 16 

18 Gabriel Minvielle ordered to disburse 12 sh daily to Chev- 

alier Dient (d'Eau) a French prisoner. Dr Godfr. Dellius 
to have f6o yearly as formerly paid to the two Romish 
priests by Gov. Dongan. 16 

20 Grant to George Brown of land on Staten Island. 17 

21 Order on petition by Gabriel Le Bouteux for payment of 

damage, done him in Leisler's time. Praying Indians from 
near Montreal reported desirous of coming back to New 
York colony. 17 

22 Le Conte's brigantine wrongfully seized to be released. Or- 

der on a petition by Edward Palmer and by Ellis Linden 
against injury by Connecticut. Quitrent. Westchester, 
county records to be delivered to Joseph Lee. Payment 
to Alex. Boyle surveyor-general ordered. 18 

23 Hue and cry after John Hutton, Joseph Wright and Edm. 

Huyberts seamen deserted from their majesties' frigott 
ordered to be sent out. 19 

24 Col. Nich's Bayard and Wm. Pinhorne to administer the 

oaths appointed by parliament to officers and inhabit- 
ants. Account of Nich's Garrett master of the sloop For- 
tune sent express to Bermudas by the council. 20 

27 Papers relating to Leisler's troubles read. Order on pe- 

titions: by mayor etc. of New York concerning the weigh- 
house; by James Wright and John Jordaine on behalf of 
themselves and other inhabitants of Saybrook, Ct. for 
protection. 21 

28 Riots on Staten Island (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:372; Q 2:211). 

Mathew Plowman to examine customs accounts by Thos. 
Coker. Nichs. Gerryts' account allowed. 22 

May 4 Thos. Carhart and Widow Stillwell cited before the council 
about land matters. Order on a petition by Joseph Sackett 
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pairs to the fort by order of Leisler referred to a com- 
mittee. 

Robert Livingston's account for Indian presents ordered 
paid. 

Thos. Carhart to have the land claimed by Widow Stillwell. 

Arms taken from citizens of New York during the late 
troubles to be returned. 

Payment of charges for the governor's journey to Albany 
and of his salary ordered. 

Salary of Jarvis Marshall as doorkeeper of the council or- 
dered paid. 

Council advise that it is necessary the sentence against 
Leisler etc. be carried out (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:3174; Q 
2:212). 

John Thompson ordered to be released from prison. Joseph 
Dudley appointed chief justice; Thos. Johnson, Wm. 
Smith, Steph. van Cortlandt and Wm. Pinkhorne justices 
of the supreme court. Col. Smith appointed judge of the 
prerogative court for Suffolk county; salary of the su- 
preme court justices fixed. 

Opinion of the house of representatives coinciding with 
council in the Leisler affairs (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 2:375; 
Q 2:212). 

Fred. Philipps, Nichs. Bayard, Chidley Brooke and Gabriel 
Monvielle appointed a committee to audit certain public 
accounts. 

Peter Schuyler, Dirck Wessells, Evert Bancker, John Beecker, 
Jan Janse Blycker, Gerrit Ryerson, Gerrit Teunissen, Kilian 
van Rensselaer, Martin Gerritsen, Derick Teunissen, San- 
der Glenn, Peter Vosburgh, Claes Ripse and Egbert Teu- 
nissen sworn in as justices of the peace for Albany city 
and county; Peter Schuyler also as judge of the common 
pleas. Proclamation to issue against exportation of pro- 
visions out of the county. 
Col. Dudley to go to the New England colonies and ask 
for assistance against the French. 

A company of volunteers to be raised for cooperation with 
the Indians against Canada. 

Troops for the defense of Albany to be raised in New Jersey. 
Call on the southern colonies for assistance in defending 
Albany, " the key and centre of all their matye's territories 
on the main of America." 
Col. Bayard, Col. Smith, Major Ingoldsby, Capts. Cortlandt, 
Wm. Merritt, Schuyler, de Key, Wilson and Gore to be a 
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city. Fred. Philipps, Col. Bayard and Major Minvielle to 
examine Jan Cornelisse having misbehaved in an expedi- 
tion to the eastward. Flour borrowed at Albany for the 
Canada expedition ordered paid. Representation of the 
state of the province to be sent to England. Augustine 
Graham to be surveyor-general vice Alex. Boyle deceased. 
Order on a petition by John Smith against the corporation 
of New York. Order granting land on Staten Island to 
Wm. Britten yeoman. ' 32 

7 Warrants to impress seamen for the Archangel issued. 

Highland Indians before the council. Jarvis Marshall to be 
marshall of the admiralty, and water baily. 33 

8 French Indians near Albany. Adolph Philipps sent to Con- 

necticut for troops. Acts of assembly to be sent to the 
sheriffs. 33 

II Packets for southern colonies delivered to John Perry's post; 

for Connecticut to Mr Newtown. 34 

14 Public moneys collected in Leisler's time to be accounted 

for. 35 

18 Peter de la Noy's account for money disbursed as receiver 

by Leisler's order not accepted and he is ordered to refund, 35 

21 Orders on petitions: by Nich's de Mauritz for restitution of 
or payment for guns taken from him during the Leisler 
troubles and now in the blockhouse at Albany; by Mr 
Antill. Payment to Christ'n Laurier for the hire of his 
sloop Grace ordered. 36 

23 Gov. Sloughter dead; proceedings of council relating to it; 
Doctors Thornhill, Karbyle, Brett, Gaudineau, Tienhoven 
and Lockhart to hold a post mortem examination. 36 

'24 Wm. NicoUs, Mr Graham, Judge Johnson and the sheriff to 
examine the governor's papers; Col. Bayard, Judge John- 
son and Mr Lyndale to make arrangements for the 
governor's burial in Stuyvesant's vault. Zl 

25 The secretary to inform New England governors of the death 

of Gov. Sloughter. Public papers, taken out of the 
governor's returned. 38 

26 Major Richard Ingoldsby to act as commander-in-chief; he 

is sworn in and proclamation to that effect issued. 38 

28 Capt. Jasper Hicks refused to acknowledge the authority of 

the commander-in-chief; order of ct)uncil thereon. Philipp 
French, Thos. Wenham, Jonathan Selleck and Capt. 
Alloway to inspect provisions sent ashore by Capt. Hicks 
as unfit. Mr Broadbent to receive part of Leisler's salary. 40 

29 Rip van Dam appointed in place of Phil. French. Letters 

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referred to a committee. The attorney general to write 
letters' to the lord president and Lord Nottingham on be- 
half of the commander-in-chief and council. Order on a 
petition by shipmaster for dispatch. Treasury affairs. 40 

30 Charges of Mr Graham for his journey to Albany ordered 

paid. Report of the doctors as to the cause of the gov- 
ernor's death. Money to be sent to Albany for Mr 
Schuyler's expedition to Canada. 42 

31 Order on petition by Cornelius Jacobs master of the sloop 

Planter against Capt. Hicks of the Archangel for detention 
of his men. Shipmasters refuse convoy by the Archangel 
for only 20 leagues. 42 

Aug. I Capt. Hicks refused permission to leave the station to convoy 

ships to England. 41 

3 Warrant ordered to issue for the payment of men discharged 

from the sloop Planter Corn. Jacobs master. 44 

6 Papers for England signed and Capt. Alloway put under 

bonds for their safe delivery or to sink them if necessary. 44 
8 Provisions etc. taken for Major Schuyler's expedition to 
Canada ordered to be paid. Public accounts. Order on 
complaint by Joseph Lee against Robert Bloomer sr and jr. 
Day for meeting of council on ordinary business fixed. 
Order on Francis Huling's report concerning escaped 
French prisoners. 44 

13 Chidley Brooke to have credit for money sent to Albany for 
Major Schuyler's expedition. Beer measures fixed. 
Money advanced for the Canada expedition ordered to be 
repaid. Robert Bloomer sr and jr to be arrested for non- 
appearance on the charge made by Joseph Lee, Wm 
Laughter and Lieut. John Horton. 45 

15 Wm Blankistein appears before the council as representative 

of the committee of Maryland. 46 

17 Capt. Kidd's prize not to pay customs duties. 47 

20 R. Livingston of Albany before the council reports that the 
Mohawks are uneasy on account of the running away of 
some French prisoners to Esopus; orders sent to Esopus 
for their apprehension. Matthew Mayhew reports disorders 
at Martins Vineyard and Nantuckett. New officers to be 
appointed. Dirck Wessells of Albany to be rewarded for 
his good services in Indian affairs. 47 

24 Rumors of a French invasion. Major Beekman of Esopus 
to send troops to Albany; Col. Treat of Connecticut to do 
the same. Major Peter Schuyler presents to council the 
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27 Major Schuyler's account audited and ordered paid. Order 

on petition by Elizabeth Banker for land at Katskill. The 
accounts of Robert Livingston to be audited. Order on a 
petition by Egbert Teunissen for land. Public accounts. 49 
Sep. 3 Robert Livingston's accounts audited and ordered paid. 
Charges of Mr Newtown for bringing records from Boston. 
Account of fortifications. Revenue. Virginia sends a 
present for the five nations. Elizabeth Banker. Jabez 
Dickieson. Thos. Clarke. 50 

10 Johannes Vanburgh petitions to be relieved from the adminis- 

tration of the estate of Mary widow of Covert Lookermans. 
Order on petition by Francis Huling. Charles Lodwick. 52 

11 Order on petition by Rudolphus Varick minister at Brooklyn 

for arrears of salary. Gabriel Le Bouten. Nicholas 
Anthony. 53 

17 Johannes Vanburgh too old to appear before council. One 
half of the frigate Home belongs to the estate of Gov. 
Sloughter, the other half to Abr'm de Peyster. 54 

25 Incidental expenses of the commander-in-chief to be paid. 54 

26 Johannes Schenck to be schoolmaster at Flatbush. Accounts 

of Gov. Sloughter to be audited. 55 

28 Order on a petition by William Britton for land on Staten 

Island (p. 32). 
Oct. I Accounts between Capt. Hicks and Col. Courtlandt to be 

audited. 56 

5 Orders on petitions: by Lieut. Barent Lewis for pay; by the 
representatives of Albany county for pay. Guns at 
Schenectady. - Schachkook (Scatighcook) Indians to be 
provided with corn. 56 

12 Jonathan Morrell of Queens, county to be arrested for 

" mutinous and seditious words spoken bj'' him." Samuel 
Mills and John Foreman to be summoned before the coun- 
cil. The secretary to be register, David Jamison and 

clerks in chancery. Warrants for salary and expenses. 57 

14 Abr'm de Peyster appointed mayor, Thos. Codrington sheriff 

of New York and both sworn in. 58 

19 Payment of ofificers and soldiers come from England. Bill 
of Mr Farwell king's counsel in the trial of Leisler to be 
paid. Collection of taxes urged. Virginia present to five 
nations. Salary of the secretary. Jonathan Morrell ar- 
rested by constable Edward Hunt to be tried in Queens 
county. 58 

22 Drafts from the militia ordered for the defense of the 
frontiers, the other colonies having refused aid. Order on 
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Mott. Order on a petition by Edward Antill for land on 
Staten Island. 60 

29 Elizabeth Mott. Inhabitants of Plunderneck, L. I. complain 
that as their lands lie between Flatbush and Newtown they 
do not know to which militia company they belong. 
Christian Snydacker to be under the captain of Flatbush, 
and Joris Kimball under Newtown. Order on a petition of 
Barent Vempe, Sanders Glenn and Johannes Glenn sons- 
in-law of Snert Teunissen van Velsen killed at Schenec- 
tady for land. 61 
Nov. 9 Salary of Judge Johnson to be paid. 62 

13 Extremely cold weather. Clothing for the soldiers at Al- 
bany. Collection of taxes urged again. 63 

19 Expenses of Hendrick Gerritse wounded in the Canada ex- 
pedition ordered paid. Petition of Barent Vempe, etc. 
(p. 62) granted. Jeremiah Tothill to be paid for piloting 
the Archangel. 62 

Dec. 30 The attorney-general to write a letter to the secretary of 
state on the military forces sent to Albany and the bad 
behavior of the other colonies. ' 64 

31 Hendrick Gerritse (p. 63) to receive a pension. Salary of 

collector, his employes, and of gauger fixed. 6=; 

1692 

Jan. 8 Letters to Lord Nottingham and Mr Blathwaite signed. 

Petition of Edward Antill granted. 65 

II Caleb Heathcote's bill for 6 watchcoats for the garrison to 
be paid. Thos. Wenham's bill for supplies furnished the 
sloop Planter to be paid. Letter from Albany by the land 
post announces an Indian defeat by the French at Corlaers 
lake. Present to the five nations ordered for which the 
deputy-receiver at Albany is to give the money. Johannes 
Kipp and Jacobus Cortlandt to be administrators of Mary 
Loockerman's estate vice Job's Vanbrugh. John Perry's 
post to Virginia. 66 

28 Order on petition by William Thompson for expenses in 
nursing Nicholas Reynolds a sick soldier. Custom house 
in bad repairs. Leisler's widow to find other quarters. 68 

Feb. II Order on a petition by Philipp Philipps for land on Tapan 
creek. Bill of John Pelletreaux for candles for the garrison 
ordered paid. Salary etc. of John Clapp clerk of the As- 
sembly to be paid. Order on petition by John Williamse 
Rome surety for his brother Jacob Williamse Rome. 6S 

22 Thos. Garton to be judge of the common pleas for Ulster 
county. Capt. Bradshaw at Albany to discourage his 
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martialled. Mathew Plowman's accounts as collector. 
Salary of doorkeeper Jarvis Marshall ordered paid. Peter 
Delanoy's debts to government (p. 35). Custom house to 
be repaired. 6g 

25 Audit of Mathew Plowman's accounts ordered. Payment to 
James Moody for "navigating" the woodboat of the 
garrison. Payment to Jacobus Cortlandt. Order in a suit 
for ejectment of Fred. Philipps against the tenant of 
Papirinimon. 71 

28 Fortifications of New York to be repaired but the mayor etc. 

refuse assistance. Carmen to do duty for the fort. fz 

Mar. 3 Albert Bos, Isaac Sandford, George Stoffell and Peter D'Milt 
accused of having spoken disrespectfully of the government 
at the house of Peter King. Lieut. Hutchins suspected of 
correspondence with disaffected persons to be removed to 
Albany. Day of thankgiving ordered. Proclamation to 
issue for insuring the peace disturbed by " factious and 
seditious persons at Boston." Examination of Albert Bos, 
Peter D'Milt and Jan de Forrest ordered. Ducking stool 
and pillory for women to be provided. ']t, 

g Jarvis Marshall ordered to bring before the council James 
Berry and his servant Daniel Lawrence of Queens county 
for resisting the justices of the peace. 75 

Richard Ponton and Robert Bloomersen, of Westchester 
county to be arrested by John Jennings for seditious words. 
Capias to issue against James Berry and Daniel Lawrence. 76 

17 Payment for making copies of revenue acts passed by the 
assembly ordered. Ashton's bill for firewood for the 
garrison to be paid. Fred. Philipps, Lieut. Col. Monviele 
and Chidley Brooke offer to pay the soldiers, the collector 
to refund their advances. Orders on petitions: by Andrew 
Gibb for land on the south side of Long Island between 
Winganhappagne and Orowake; by Thos. Barker for land 
on Cowneck, L. I.; of Miles Forster for renewed lease 
of one of Leisler's houses. Audit of Robert Livingston's 
bills ordered. 76 

19 Letters from Albany full of alarm because Onondagoes have 
been defeated by the French and the soldiers are about to 
be disbanded; order thereon to Capt. Biadshaw. Pro- 
clamation to issue calling upon inhabitants of Albany to 
act in their self-defense. . Revenue of the weigh-house to 
be applied for repairing the fortifications of New York. 
Order on petition by Ellis Duxbury for the plantation of 
Gov. Lovelace whose niece he has married. 78 

27 Disorders committed by the pinnace's crew of the hired ship 

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31 Revenue of the weigh-house and fortifications. Justices of 
ihe peace to be commissioners for administering the oaths 
of allegiance and supremacy. Payment ordered to Thos. 
Coker. 81 

Ap. II Warrants of impress to complete the crew of the Archangel 
to be issued. Trouble about provisioning the ship. 
Prisoners indicted for treason to give bail for their appear- 
ance before the supreme court. Thomas Johnson and John 
Lawrence sworn of the council. 81 

16 Provisions for the Archangel. A lunatic son of John Law- 
rence married to Sarah widow of Charles Bridges. Taxes 
to be collected quickly for the payments of the soldiers at 
Albany. §3 

18 Order on petition by Edward Wislake concerning the sloop 
Hopewell saved by him and seized by Capt. Hicks. Pay- 
ment of salary to Thos. Johnson ordered. 84 

20 Copies of acts of assembly and minutes of council to be sent 

to England in place of those formerly sent and lost. Orders 
on petitions: by the constables of New York for remunera- 
tion of services in collecting taxes; by Rinea Pepar's wife 
about abuses by soldiers. 85 

21 Defective warrants issued by Gov. Sloughter on the collector 

for payment of public moneys made valid. Case of Mrs 
Lawrence formerly Mrs Bridges referred to the preroga- 
tive court (p. 83). Rinea Pepar's wife. Capt. Hicks re- 
fuses to give up the men of all the Hopewell detained by 
him (p. 84). Payment of Secretary Mathew Clarkson's 
bill ordered. 86 

22 Payment to Dirck Wessells of sum voted him ordered (p. 47). 

Audit of military accounts ordered. Letter to be sent to 
Jamaica concerning the complaint for nonpayment of salary 
made by John Prudden minister there. 88 

25 Order on a bill of Attorney-general Newtown for expenses. 
Allowance to the secretary for copying papers to replace 
other copies lost with Capt. AUoway of Bristol. 8? 

27 Order on a letter from the justices of Suffolk county who 
cannot collect taxes because the acts sent to them have not 
been signed. Stoffell Probasco and Peter Cortilian to be 
justices for Kings county. Payment ordered to Harpert 
Jacobs for going express to Albany. Order on a petition 
by Ellis Doughty and Samuel Height for license to pur- 
chase land near Orowake river called Appletree Neck. 
Payment of various sums for military purposes ordered. 8g 
May 2 Capt. Chante commander of the station ship Albrought in- 
quires for a victualler; Stephen van Cortlandt recom- 
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4 Measures adopted to secure funds for a present to the five 

nations. 91 

7 Capt. Shanks bill for corn delivered to the garrison at Al- 
bany ordered paid. Chevalier D'Eaux a French prisoner 
has escaped to New England. Letters to Connecticut and 
• New Jersey for assistance by money and men. Warrants 
for payment of various charges for military purposes at 
Albany etc. to issue. The attorney-general, Levinus van 
Schaick and Robert Livingston to consider propositions to 
be made to the Indians. Justices to be summoned for con- 
tempt in not collecting the taxes promptly. 92 

12 Robert Livingston refuses the post of " providore " for the 

troops at Albany; Peter Schuyler, Dirck Wessells and 
Levinus van Schaick appointed managers of the incidental 
charges there. Commander-in-chief to go to Albany with 
" some handsome retinue " to meet the five nations. Col. 
Richard Townley refuses to be sworn of the council because 
he lives in New Jersey. Pay of gentlemen volunteers go- 
ing to Albany. Robert Livingston to take charge of the 
money for Indian presents. ^ 

13 Indian messengers from Albany report on movements of 

French from Quebec to Montreal. Council engage their 
personal credit for payment of military expenses. Pro- 
clamation to issue about French movements calling for 
volunteers to go to Albany. 96 

14 Payment to Fred. Philipps for clothing etc. to Mohawks lately 

run over from Canada ordered. Col. Willett to detach 
a company of New York city militia as escort of the com- 
mander-in-chief to Albany. Payment of £300 to Rob't 
Livingston for the incidental charges of this expedition 
ordered. 97 

16 Council or five of the members to administer the govern- 
ment during the absence of the commander-in-chief. Capt. 
John Hutchins to have charge of Fort William Henry. 
Capt. Edw. Chants to be under the orders of the council. 
Thos. Johnson and John Lawrence of the council decline 
paying the secretary's fees for their commissions because 
they have " no benefit nor advantage by the ofifice." 97 

20 Justices of Suffolk, Richmond and Queens counties bring 
their excuses for the slow collection of taxes. John Still- 
well appointed sheriff of Richmond county. Pilotage ac- 
counts to be examined. 98 

22 Col. Willett reports that he will not be able to furnish an 
escort to Albany for the commander-in-chief; order 
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24 Jeremiah Tothill's bill for pilotage ordered paid. Bill of 
Jan Cornells and Major Merritt to be paid. Bill for 
charges of a sick seaman. Disorders in Queens county. 100 

26 Detachment from Suffolk county. No escort for the com- 
mander-in-chief, loi 

28 Thos. Coker to be paid for grain out of the credit of the two 

companies established in England. IC2 

June 9 New York city in arrear with taxes. David Kennedy ap- 
pointed administrator of the estate of John Anderson mer- 
chant at Barbados deceased. 102 
Hue and cry to issue after David Jellisen, Abr'm Montaigne, 
Johannes Lawrens and Harman Meyer deserters from the 
Albany detachment. Justices of Kings, Queens and West- 
chester counties to be summoned to answer for their negli- 
gent collection of taxes. Committee of council to examine 
into the report made by Mrs Lyndall that Clapper's wife 
had called the commander-in-chief a murderous rogue. 102 

13 The mayor of New York explains why the taxes are collected 

so slowly. 103 

16 The commander-in-chief returned from Albany reports on his 
expedition: fort very much out of repairs; alarm caused 
by skulking [scouting] parties of French Indians; meeting 
held with the five nations who are firm in the British in- 
terest; troops stationed at Schenectady and at the Half 
Moon, some needed for Cannestigaioenna. Address by 
the mayor etc. of Albany concerning the fortifications to be 
sent to the king. Wm. Morris, John Teunnisse, Roeloff 
Martins, Joseph Hegeman and Nicholas Stillwell, justices 
of Kings county brought before the council by the sheriff; 
Jacques Cortiliau another justice absent because sick abed; 
also John Pell and Wm. Barnes justices of Westchester 
county concerning slow collection of taxes. lo;;' 

18 Letter to be sent to Col. Dudley for Sir Wm. Phips regard- 
ing the Chevalier D'Eaux. Incidental charges allowed to 
the collector. Payment ordered to James van der Spegel 
and mate for trying to catch three French prisoners. Col. 
Cortlandt will no longer be deputy to Mr Blathwayte the 
auditor. 106 

' 23 John Perry's post to be paid for carrying dispatches to Vir- 
ginia. Petition of Daniel Waldron for pension on ac- 
count of wounds received in his majesty's service during 
the Leisler troubles granted. 106 

28 Order in regard to damages done during the Leisler disturb- 
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30 Peter Scliuyler sworn of the council; moves the needs of the 
garrison at Albany, and that niilitarj' guards are recjuired 
by the harvesting farmers. Payment of his expenses or- 
dered. loS 
July I Accounts of Peter Schuyler and Dirck Wessells audited and 

ordered paid. 109 

14 Public accounts; expenses £5182, i2sh 8^d, and still due by 
government ^1984, 6sh, j'^d. Hendrick Gerritse's mainte- 
nance (p. 63 and 65). Expenses of Gov. Sloughter's fu- 
neral. Schuyler's accounts. Dr Thos. Thornhill to be 
paid for surgical services to men wounded in the Leisler 
troubles. no 

16 Joost de Bane to haye a license as schoolmaster of New 

Utrecht, L. I. and no other allowed to teach school there. 
Nathaniel Silvester relieved from paying taxes for his 
island in Suffolk. Debts due by government to be paid. in 
26 Accounts of provisions for the Albany garrison to be paid. 112 
Aug. 9 Letter received from Col. Dudley at Roxbury, N. E. that 
Sir Wm. Phips " shifts " and delays the surrender of the 
French prisoners escaped from New York; order thereon. 
Payments for various charges to be made to the col- 
lector, to Caleb Heathcote and to Abr'm De Peyster. 
Order on a petition by Dirck Hansen Hooglandt of Flat- 
bush, L. I. against Peter Lott. 113- 
12 Col. Lyonell Copley, governor of Maryland, and Lt. Gov. 
Nicholson of Virginia send each £100 for the defence of 
the frontiers and request that passes be given to New York 
Indians going south of Virginia. A'layor of Albany or- 
dered to issue such passes. Major Mayhew of Martin's 
Vineyard reports uneasiness in Duke's county on account 
of Boston officers serving papers there; order that the 
county still belongs to New York. Capt. Arent Schuyler 
to bring in some Sattaras Indians coming to make peace; 
warrant issued on the collector for Capt. Schuyler's 
charges. Warrant issued on the collector for beer fur- 
nished at Albany to the soldiers by Albert Ryckman and 
Harmen Rutyart. 113 

17 Bill of Pieter de Reymier for mending glass windows in the 

fort ordered paid. Bill for provisions to the garrison at 
Albany ordered paid. iiS 

18 Capt. Arent Schuyler with the far Indians called Showannios 

and some Senecas, before the council; Malisit chief of the 
Senecas reports a French port at the head of the lakes 
where he met Capt. Tontye; Showannios want to make 
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Duykinc for railing against the commander and council. 
Robert White's account for firewood ordered paid. Dirck 
Hansen Hooglandt and Peter Lott referred to common 
law with their quarrel. 116 

19 Reply to the far Indians with presents. 117 

22 Proclamation to issue for a day of thanksgiving for a naval 
victory over the French and discovery of a plot against 
the king and queen. Indian presents to be paid for. 
Accounts of Dirck Wessells for military and Indian charges 
to be audited. The far Indians going home to have an 
escort under command of Capt. Arent Schuyler. Dirck 
Hansen Hooglandt's land to be resurv^ed (p. 116). 117 

22 Report of a conference between Peter Schuyler and 35O' 
Indians on the warpath against Canada read. Payments 
to the Indians ordered. Dirck Wessell's accounts au- 
dited and ordered paid. 118 

30 Benjamin Fletcher appointed governor takes the oaths, pub- 

lishes his commission and administers the oaths to the 
council. All officers civil and military continued in of- 
fice. - iig 

31 Oath administered to Wm. Smith of the council absent on 

the preceding day. Peter Delanoy's accounts. Commit- 
tee of council to view the fort as to required repairs. James 
Graham wants to be restored to the place of attorney- 
general and recorder of the city which latter office is held 
by Wm. Pinhorne of New Jersey; Pinhorne summoned 
before the council. David Jamison sworn as clerk of the 
covmcil. ' 120 

Sep. I Prisoners petition for pardon; order thereon. Wm. Pinhorne 
not being a resident of the province is not allowed to take 
the oath of office and is dismissed; James Graham reap- 
pointed as recorder. Orders concerning the ship Francis 
and Thomas claimed by Jacob Mauritz and Fred. Philipps 
respectively. Persons under bail for connection with 
Leisler discharged. 121 

2 Resolution as to a provincial agent in England, John Povey 
appointed agent. Prisoners pardoned. Public accounts of 
Major Ingoldsby to be examined. 123 

6 Major Ingoldsby called upon to account for public moneys 

received. Daniel Honan appointed accountant-general 
of the province. Order upon petitions by Wm. Churcher, 
Wm. Lawrence, Joost Stool and John Coe prisoners for 
high treason, and of Rich'd Ponton also a prisoner. 124 

7 Petition by the inhabitants of Suffolk county for a port de- 

nied. Advice from Gov. Copley of Virginia concerning 
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8 Mayor of Albany reports jealousy of the five nations because 

of the intended peace with the Showannoes; soothing letter 

to be written. 126 

9 Council advises against a journey to Albany by the gover- 

nor. John Coe versus Ths. Hicks. 126 

ID Governor Fletcher repeats that his presence at Albany is 

desirable; council differs. 127 

12 Assembly to be dissolved. Orders on petitions: by Thos. 
Slatham on behalf of Rich'd Ponton vs Gabriel Leggitt; 
by Wm. Livingston. James Graham sworn in as attorney- 
general of the province and as recorder of the city. 127 

14 Warrants for payment of variotls charges issued. Council 

pass their personal credit for defraying the expenses of 
provisioning the troops at Albany. 128 

15 Col. Caleb Heath proposed as a member of the council by 

Gov. Fletcher. Peter Delanoy's accounts. Commission- 
ers appointed for making estimates of ratable property, 
viz: for New York and Orange counties, Miles Forster, 
Lawrence Read, Job's Kipp, Wm. Merritt, Stephen De 
Lancey; for Kings, Henry Filkin, Jos. Hegerman, John 
Baker; for Queens, Thos. Hicks, John Jackson, John 
Robinson; for Suffolk, Henry Pierson, Isaac Arnold and 
Ebenetus Piatt; for Richmond, Ellis Duxbury, Corn's 
Coursen and Dennis Teunissen; for Ulster and Dutchess, 
Henry Beekman, Thos. Gorton, Wm. Demgre; for West- 
chester, John Pell, Jas. Theale, James Mott; for Albany 
Dirck Wassells, Jan Jansen Bleecker, John Abeel. 129 

17 Conference with river Indians who had long been absent 
from their country with the Showannoes; presents or- 
dered to be given to them. Wm. Merritt. 129 

19 Proclamation to be issued against profanity, malice, strife, 

etc. Accounts of the sheriff of Long Island. 131 

20 Salary of the clerk of the council fixed. Accounts of Col. 

John Young passed. 132 

22 Remittance from Maryland. 132 

22 Joseph Dudley excluded from the council as non-resident. 
Non-residents cannot hold a public office of trust therefore 
Joseph Dudley ought to be deposed from his office as 
chief justice. Order on petition: by John Teunissen and 
others about fines; by Peter Billian about a bond given 
to Paulus Richards. Maryland bills. [In margin.] A 
letter from Gov. Fletcher about his going to Albany. 132 

Oct. 10 Governor has returned from Albany and acquaints the coun- 
cil with his reasons for going; reports on state of affairs 
there. Indians of Suffolk county demand through the 
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murdering another. Allowance to Rev. Godfr. Del- 
lius continued. Account of Rob't Livingston for disburse- 
ments to Capt. Schuyler's company of fusileers at Al- 
bany. 133 
II Inhabitants of Schenectady excused from paying taxes. Sal- 
ary to Hellegont the female interpreter fixed. Various 
salary payments etc. ordered. 135 

13 New election of representatives ordered for the city and 

county of New York on account of dissatisfaction with 
the former election. Herman Jansen, Elias Burger, and 
John Clute, prisoners of war, escaped from Canada, to 
receive pay. 135 

14 Abr'm de Peyster sworn in as mayor and Stanley Hand- 

cock as sheriff of New York city. Thos. Codrington late 
sheriff discharged from the indenture given to his prede- 
cessor Thos. Lyndall for some prisoners. 136 

15 Order on petition by Augustine Grassett weighmaster relat- 

ing to dues. Payments ordered to Wm. Welch servant of 
the assembly, and Hendrick Gerritsen a pensioner. 136 

19 Council advises that the governor personally visit the field 

where the election of representatives is to be held. 137 

24 A barge for boarding vessels at Sandypoint to be procured 

and the house on Nutten Island to be rebuilt. David 
' Murray paid for transporting artillery to Albany. 137 

25 Peter Schuyler sworn of the council. Committee appointed 

to receive the reports on valuation of estates. Allowance 
to Peter Mase and Joshua Mashloe for transporting sol- 
diers to Albany. Salary of Rev. Godfr. Dellius ordered 
paid. Col. Courtandt to provide beds for the Albany gar- 
rison. 138 

26 Order on petition by John Hoglandt about a bond given 

to Capt. George Lockhart and Edw. Buckmaster. Order 
that the treasury warrants should be numbered. Payment 
of salaries ordered to: Peter Schuyler as captain of fusil- 
eers, John Schuyler lieutenant, Thos. Sharpe, lieutenant, 
Sanders Glen lieutenant in Capt. George Bradshaw's com- 
pany of fusileers. Robert Livingston's account for inci- 
dental military and Indian expenses to be paid. Peter 
Schuyler's account for Indian disbursements at Saraghto- 
gue to be paid. 139 

27 Order on petition by Samuel Kni£fin of Rye regarding taxes. 

Capt. George Lockhart and Edward Buckmaster before 
the council in re John Hooglandt. 140 

28 Petitioners for a port in Suffolk to appear the following 

morning. 141 



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31 Justice Mayhew of Martins Vineyard, Dukes county, re- 
ports the defection of Justices Gardner and Coffin to Mas- 
sachusetts which threatens to take the island forcibly; let- 
ter to be sent to Sir Wm. Phips remonstrating against 
his proceedings. 14] 

Nov. 3 Joseph Johnson's account for gun-carriage wheels ordered 
paid. Petition of Robert Livingston referred to a com- 
mittee. Lieut. Joseph Horton and others of Bedford and 
Rye, Westchester county submit to the government of 
New York. 142 

4 Petition of John Rogers against Daniel Whitehead referred 

to Col. Smith for examination' and report. 143 

7 Order on a petition by Lieut. Robert Wharton appointed 

lieutenant of grenadiers after Capt. Bradshaw's death for 
suitable lodgings in the fort. Robert Livingston's ac- 
counts paid and report of committee on his petition. 143 

8 Committee report on the case of John Hooglandt vs Capt. 

Lockhardt (p. 139). 144 

9 Account of John Pelletreaux for candles ordered paid. Sal- 

ary of Capt. Bradshaw to be paid to his widow. Account 

of Joshua Blydenburgh for pork ordered paid. 145 

11 William Smith sworn in as chief justice; salary of chief jus- 

tice fixed. Advance by Robert Livingston to Rev. Godfr. 
Dellius " minister of the Lidians;" his disbursements for 
a French prisoner, and for salary of Mr Shaw, the ganger 
at Albany to be repaid. 145 

12 Account of Henry Ford carpenter for work in the fort or- 

dered paid. Order on a petition by Camp and others for 
land. 146 

17 Account for pilotage to Albany of Henry Arrentsen to be 

paid. 147 

24 Contingent charges by Daniel Honan ordered paid. One 
quarter's salary to be paid to Thos. Johnson. Order upon 
a petition by, Jasper Missepatt for discharge from a con- 
tract to repair the windmill in the common; time ex- 
tended. 147 

28 Major Ingoldsby reports from Albany that four soldiers of 
the garrison, three of whom are Irish Roman Catholics, 
had deserted and are recaptured; they are to be tried by 
court-martial. Gov. Copley of Maryland wants a receipt 
for the money sent by him on account of Albany garrison. 
Mathias Nicolls petitions to be appointed vendue master 
and is appointed. 148 

Dec. I Five mem.bers of council required to make a quorum. Ac- 
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appointed: John Harrison for Queens county, Gerrit 
Strycker for Kings, Josiah Hobbart for Suffolk, John 
Stillwell for Richmond, Corn's Bogardus for Ulster and 
Dutchess, John Apple for Albany, Benj. Collier for West- 
chester. Petition by Gerritt Jansen Roose for land fenced 
in and added to the governor's garden referred to a com- 
mittee. Peter Strycker and Joseph Sackett reported as 
having public money in their hands raised in Leisler's time 
summoned before the council. 149 

3 John Warren commander of the barkantine John's Ad- 
venture petitions for a letter of marque; granted. 150 
8 Order on a petition of Anthony Tyce for land on Staten 
Island; granted. Committee report that Gerrit Jansen 
Roose has been wrongfully deprived of his land; ordered 
restored. Account of Capt. Arent Schuyler for travelling 
with Showannoes ordered paid. Account of Casper Teller 
for transporting soldiers etc. to Albany ordered paid. 150 

15 Account of Jonah Thomas for entertaining a sick soldier or- 
dered paid. Warrants issued: to Lieut. Beckford for the pay 
of Capt. Bradshaw's company; to Nich's Bayard for gun- 
carriage wheels. Order on petition by the inhabitants of 
Boswyck, Brooklyn and Flatbush against Newtown for in- 
trusion upon their lands. Warrant issued to John Clapp 
for salary as clerk of the assembly. 151 

22 Accounts of Gov. Sloughter and Major Ingoldsby to be 
examined. Fort to be viewed. Warrant issued to Col. 
Steph. Cortlandt for fort, Indian and French prisoners' 
charges. Peter Strycker and Joseph Sackett before the 
council (p. 149) and discharged of responsibilities. Order 
concerning Boswyck etc. against Newtown. 152 

29 Order concerning commissions to be taken out of the sec- 
retary's of^ce by civil and military officers. Order on pe- 
titions: of Melle Caspars for land; of Jacob Lockermans 
for confirmatory patent of ground in New York. War- 
rant issued: to David Jamieson for salary as clerk of the 
council; to Daniel Honan for salary as accountant-gen- 
eral. 154 
1693 

Jan. 5 Advice of council concerning an inflammatory letter writ- 
ten at Boston by Abr'm Governeur a Leislerian condemned 
for murder, and pardoned. Jasper Nissepatt father-in-law 
of Governeur, and Gerard Beeckman summoned before the 
council. Capt. Thos. Clarke to fetch Abr'm Governeur 
from Boston. Warrant to the surveyor for laying out land 
of Richard and Thomas Willet and of Col. Courtlandt ac- 
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Salinus husband of the widow of Cornelius Steenwyck as 
administrator of John Shackerly's estate. Warrant issued 
to Jacob Phenix for transporting soldiers to Albany. Or- 
der on petition by Miles Forster for payment of a warrant 
given by Major Ingoldsby. Letter from Gov. Fletcher to 
Sir Wm. Phips about Abr'm Governeur. , Governor 
Fletcher wants to heal the dissensions. Proclamation to 
issue for pacifying the people. 155 

12 Warrant to issue to Stephen Courtlandt for presents to the 
far Indians; to James Graham for services as attorney- 
general; to Thos. Munsey for Indian presents; to John 
Pelletreaux for candles; to sundries for Indian presents. 
Edw. Stevens and Thos. Betts appear on behalf of New- 
town (p. 153). Order on a petition by Thos. Fullerton. 
Duplicate of warrant issued to Abr'm de Peyster for lost 
original. ' 157 

16 Letter from Sir Wm. Phips concerning Martins Vineyard 

read with Gov. Fletcher's answer. 158 

19 Joseph Burroughs of Queens county to be bound over to the 
next supreme court. Thos. Fullerton to have a patent for 
the land of Robert Fullerton deceased. Manor of Phil- 
lipsborough erected with duty to maintain Kingsbridge and 
tolls fixed. Petitions of Jane Berryman for confirmatory 
patent of land on Staten Island, and of George Brown 
for land on the same island referred to the attorney-general. 
Augustine Graham sworn in as surveyor-general. Com- 
mittee appointed to supervise the running of boundary 
lines between Boswyck and Newtown. 159 

26 Order on the petition of Jane Berryman for land. Report 
on Major Ingoldsby's account kept in the governor's cus- 
tody. William Blathwayte auditor-general of the revenues 
allowed 5^ of all the revenues as salary. Warrants to issue 
to Chidley Brooke for his salary as collector and re- 
ceiver-general. 160 

31 Major Ingoldsby reports the stockadoes of the fort at Al- 
bany in a rotten condition; council advises to build a stone 
fort there. Circulars sent out to hasten the collection of 
taxes. Committee to audit Gov. Sloughter's accounts of 
moneys given for extraordinary expenses. Committee on 
finances appointed. . ' 161 

Feb. 2. Petition of Laurence Cornifleau & Co. vs Gabriel Monviele 
referred to Lt. Col. Lodwyck, Mr Barbaree and Mr De 
Lancy, merchants. Petition of Sarah Burger referred to 
the attorney-general. Warrant issued to Dirck van der 
Burgh bricklayer for work on the fort. The governor to 
have his expenses for coming to New York refunded. 162 



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9 Peter de Lanoy's accounts audited and sent to England. 

Committee appointed to consider an address by the mayor 
of New York for a confirmatory charter. Warrants to 
issue: for payment of carpenter's work done in the fort by 
Henry Ford before and another for work after Governor 
Fletcher's arrival; to Joseph Bueno for powder and goods 
furnished to the fusileers at Albany; to Jarvis Marshall 
for salary as attendant upon the council; to Abr'm de 
Peyster as administrator of the estate of Thos. Johnson late 
justice of the supreme court; to Dirck van der Burgh for 
work done in the fort before the governor's arrival. Peti- 
tion of Isaac Forrest for repayment of money advanced at 
former dates referred to committee. 162 

10 Capt. Clarke reports that Sir Wm. Phips encourages and 
will not deliver Abr'm Governeur. Council agree to send 
an address to their majesties anent the matter. 164 

13 Reports from Albany and Esopus that a body of French 

and Indians has been seen within 2>6 miles of Schenectady. 
Troops to be sent to Albany. Letter of Sir Wm. Phips. 165 

14 First and second castles of the Maquaes in the hands of the 

French. Governor to go to Albany with Col. Bayard. 
Lieut. Jeremiah Tothill to get sloops ready. Express from 
Albany and Esopus to receive a reward. Appropriation 
made for the governor's journey to Albany. Opinion and 
advice of the council concerning Martins Vineyard. Ad- 
dress of council to their majesties. 165 

15 The governor absent on his way to Albany with 200 men. 

Southern and New England colonies to be informed of 
state of affairs. 171 

17 Provisions for the detachment gone to Albany provided for. 
Powder to be issued to some of Col. Willet's men gone to 
Albany. 171 

25 Capt Edw. Chant commander of their majesties' ketch Al- 

brought advised to careen her bottom for repairs in 
" Jefferys cove through Hellgate," where Robert Darkins 
can pilote him. 172 

26 Gov. Fletcher reports the escape of the French; his letter 

from Schenectady, Feb. 21, and Albany, Feb. 23. 173 

Mar. 3 Gov. Fletcher returned reports on his expedition. Neighbor- 
ing colonies to be informed and their assistance asked. 175 

10 Report on the condition of the fort at Albany. Council are 

of opinion, other colonies ought to contribute to building 
a stone fort. Committee to consider Indian speech that 
they want to see the governor " when the bark is loose 
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and illegal proceedings of magistrates. Movement of 
wheat regulated. Abr'm Lakeman to have a confirmatory 
patent for land on Staten Island. Warrants: to Daniel Honan 
for salary as accountant-general; to Col. Courtlandt for 
pork furnished to soldiers; to Gabriel Le Boyteaux for 
beef to soldiers; to Peter Belin for same. 175 

13 Wm. Pinhorne proposed to be justice of the supreme court 

but action deferred. Tolls at Kingsbridge. 177 

16 Clerks for the secretary's office. Measures to be laid before 

the assembly. Surveyor to lay out land for Col. Willet 
as petitioned (p. 155). Land petitioned for by Geo. Brown 
. (p. 159) to be patented to Dan'l Shotwell. Accountant- 
general and John Ashton to state the accoimts of the car- 
men of New York. 178 

17 Martins Vineyard affairs. Connecticut to be called on to 

help bear the charges of the war on the frontiers. 179 

20 Return by justices of Ulster county on the number and 
situation of farms, and Order thereon. • Fortifications 
considered necessary in Ulster and Dutchess counties. 
Petition of Wm. Sharpas to be appointed for life as clerk 
of New York city. Committee on measures to be laid be- 
fore the assembly. 180 

22 William Pinhorne " residing in this province " is appointed 

judge of the supreme court. 181 

23 Warrants: to Col. Stephen Courtlandt for payment of car- 

men's services to the fort; to Robert White for firewood; 
to Elisha Parker; to David Jameson for salary as clerk 
of the council; to Matthew Clarkson for expenses in his 
office as secretary; to Caleb Heathcote for bedding and 
blankets furnished to soldiers at Albany. Inducements 
offered to a printer coming to New York. Proclamation, 
concerning the A^alue of coins to issue. 181 

25 Surveyor to lay out land on the Paltz creek, Ulster county 
for Gertruy Bruyn and her children, John, James and 
Hester according to petition. Value of " dog dollars " 
fixed. Committee to audit accounts of Rob't Livingston. 183 

30 Letters from her majesty, the board of trade and Sir Wm. 
Phips read. Answer to the last to be prepared and Sir 
William's other letters forwarded to the southern colonies. 
Order upon a petition of David Provoost about carpenters 
from Ulster county. Audit of Gov. Sloughter's accounts. 
Warrants: for payment of carmen drawing firewood to the 
fort; to Peter Thowett for shoes furnished to soldiers; to 
Rob't Livingstone for subsisting soldiers. 183 



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Ap. 3 Wm. Pinhorne, Chidley Brooke and John Laurence take the 
oaths as judges of the supreme court. Warrant to Jeremiah 
Tothill for traveling express to Maryland and Virginia. 
Accounts of fusileer companies to be audited. 185 

7 Permission to come in granted to a privateer. Governor 

reports his appointment as governor of Pennsylvania and 
New Castle, and committee of council is to go with him 
to his new government. Assembly to be adjourned. 185 

8 Production of flax, hemp, tar and other naval stores in the 

province under consideration. Supplying the royal squad- 
ron under Sir Francis Wheeler, and Col. Foulkes land 
forces in the West Indies referred to a committee. Taxes 
on Staten Island. Proclamation to issue concerning free- 
holders who desert their farms on account^ of taxes. 
" Smart money " granted to Andrew Roos wounded in the 
expedition against the French. Petition of John Stillwell 
for a patent of land on Staten Island occupied by his father 
without patent granted. Quitrents to be paid in money. 
Warner Wessells whose son, and Antie Christians whose 
husband are prisoners of the infidels at Salley granted per- 
mission to collect money for ransom. Taxes in Ulster 
and Dutchess counties to be paid in wheat to Rob't Liv- 
ingston. Dirck Wessells, Livinus van Schaick and Kilian 
van Rensselaer to muster the four fusileer companies at 
Albany. Warrants to Rob't Livingston for Indian 
presents and for subsisting fusileer company. 186 

10 Pennsylvania to pay for the expenses of Gov. Sloughter's 
journey to that province. Warrants: to Col. Andrew 
Hambleton for expenses on his journey to Piscataqua river 
and to Capt. Thos. Clarke for same to Boston; to Wm. 
Smith for salary as chief justice. 188 

13 Warrants: to Amon Bonan for firewood; to Rob't Livingston 

for disbursements to the soldiers at Albany; to sundries for 
expenses of the expedition against the French. 189 

14 The Maryland bill of exchange for assistance on the frontiers 

protested. Pecuniary difficulties of the government. Gov- 
ernor's object in going to Pennsylvania; David Jamieson 
to go with him. 190 

19 Indians reported by Appollonia Welch . as intending to 

revenge Leisler. 191 

20 Order on petition by Sarah Burger for land. Warrants: to 

Caleb Heathcote for a pinnace; to the secretary for clerical 
work in his office; to Stephen Courtlandt for subsisting 
soldiers on their way to Albany; to Dirck Wessells for 
Indian presents. 192 



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22 Governor intends to start for Pennsylvania and makes recom- 
mendations to council. Mrs Sloughter dissatisfied with 
the audit of her husband's accounts. Tavern keepers of 
New York intend to farm the excise. Peter de Lanoy's 
accounts. Thanks to council for giving their private 
money to the government. 19.3 

26 Gov. Fletcher absent in Philadelphia. No money in the 

collector's hands; Thos. Monsey his clerk ordered to pro- 
cure some for the payment of soldiers at Albany. Suffolk, 
Queens, Westchester and Richmond counties to hasten col- 
lection of taxes. Transportation to Albany of soldiers 
provided for. Major Schuyler to make excuses to the 
Indians for the governor's not coming to meet them. 
Movement of grain out of Albany and Ulster counties for- 
bidden. Mrs Sloughter. 194 

27 Letters to Major Schuyler and Lt. Col. Beeckman read and 

approved. Capt. Lancaster Simms' accounts to be re- 
audited. 19s 

30 Reports of French mischief from Albany. Rewards to the 
messengers. Letter to Major Schuyler about people 
wandering in the woods being in danger. 195 

May 4 Warrant to pay for tar for the garrison. Capt. Simms com- 
plains of backwardness of counties in sending men for Al- 
bany; colonels to be admonished. Mounting of guns. 196 

II Sir Wm. Phips complains vs Capt. Edw. Chant of the Al- 
brought and states that Connecticut and Rhode Island have 
" refused his government." Powder for the fort. Col. 
Caleb Heathcote of Westchester writes about taxes and 
quota of soldiers. Col. Thos. Willett and 'Col. John 
Young urged to send their men. Irregular assessments in 
Newtown complained of. Report of proceedings to be 
sent to the governor. 197 

15 Members of council promise to furnish money etc. for Indian 
presents. Production of naval stores. Supplying the 
naval and land forces in the West Indies. 198 

18 Order upon a petition by Edward Buckmaster and Ahas- 
verws Fromanteel farmers of the excise. 26 men of Col. 
Thos. Willet's detachment for Albany run away. 199 

20 Quota of Suffolk county do not come. Order sent to Major 

Arnold. ' 200 

24 Order upon Lt. Col. Hicks report about some words spoken 

by Indians. 200 

25 Taxes of Newtown. Warrant to Samuel Bayard for mak- 

ing Indian laced coats. 200 



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27 The ship Elizabeth of Berwick to be seized for not clearing. 
Letter to be written to Gov. Fletcher about a ship from 
Martinico, and time of his meeting the Indians at Albany. 

Martinico ship suspected of unlawful intentions. Money 
sent to Rob't Livingston for the payment of soldiers. 201 

June I Dissensions in Newtown about taxes. 202 

3 Newtown taxes. Warrant to Capt. Ebenezar Wilson for a 

drum delivered to Capt. Peter Matthews a* Albanv. 202 

5 Gov. Fletcher, returned, reports on Pennsylvania affairs. 

His journey to Albany. Virginia has given money for the 
defence of the frontiers on credit which Stephen Court- 
landt accepts and will pay in the money. Revenue laws. 
Jonathan Marsh's invention of a new mold of vessel to be 
tried. 202 

6 Letters from Virginia and Maryland read. Order upon a 

petition by Soveraine Tienhout for land at Showangunck, 
Ulster county. Revenue laws. Act for settling the militia. 
Indian presents. Gertrud Bruyn petitions for the same 
lands as Sov. Tienhout. Report by Barent Egbertsen from 
Nassau about Frenchmen passing in canoes between Cow- 
neck and New Rochelle. 204 

7 Rumors of an Indian insurrection on Long Island; investiga- 

tion ordered. The ketch Albrought to go to Albany with 
the governor if possible. Lt. Col. Lodwyck to represent 
to the authorities in England the state of affairs in New 
York. The ship Elizabeth released. 205 

8 Suffolk detachment still wanting. Col. Wm. Smith to super- 

cede Col. John Young as commander of Suffolk county 
militia. Warrant to Peter Waldron for having been 
wounded in the late expedition. Sir Wm. Phips' com- 
plaint vs Capt. Edw. Chant. Warrants: to Rob't Living- 
ston for disbursements to Albany troops; to Jarvis Marshall 
for salary. 207 

10 Wm. Pinhorne come to live in New York reinstated as mem- 
ber of the council. Warrant to John Cooley for black- 
smith work in the fort. Wm. NicoUs to oversee the sod- 
work of the fort. Measure adopted for paying the debts 
of the government. 203 

12 The governor is ready to go to Albany. Arrears of taxes 
to pay discharged officers. Warrant to Mrs Margaret 
Sharp in part of her husbands pay as gunner at .Albany. 
Money given by Virginia and Maryland for the defence of 
the frontiers applied. Warrant for the expenses of the 
governor's journey to Albany, Col. Stephen Courtlandt 
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rant to Rob't Livingston for incidental military charges at 
Albany. Allowance for military substance fixed. Warrant 
to Francis Ber, Mattys Fayette and four other French 
prisoners allowed to return to Canada being exchanged. 209 

13 Warrant for payment of discharged officers. Instructions 

for Col. Lodwyck. 210 

July 14 The governor, returned from Albany, reports the Indians 
well satisfied; French troops on their way to Cadaracqua 
and to an unknown place; Indians sent out on a scout; 
Major Schuyler stationed at Schenectady; the governor is 
willing to return to Albany if he could find forces; Sir 
Wm. Phips has promised 200 men but none have come; 
Mohawks held prisoners by Sir William and Col. Pincheon 
on suspicion of having committed murders at Deerfield 
although it is proved French Indians have done it. War- 
rant to Col. Nich. Bayard for money advanced for Indian 
presents. Col. Abr'm de Peyster to view the fortification. 
Gov. Copley of Maryland sends money to assist in the 
defense of the frontiers. 211 

17 Sir Francis Wheeler having arrived at Boston with the West 
Indies squadron, Chidley Brooke is sent there to congratu- 
late him on his safe arrival and consult about an attack on 
Canada. Commissioners from all the English colonies 
invited to come to New York and concert measures for the 
defence of the frontiers. Collection of taxes urged. Ques- 
tion raised as to the necessity of a court of exchequer. 213 

20 Warrant to Daniel Honan for subsistance of a French 
prisoner Jean Lebord. Surveyor to lay out and map land 
'on the Kill van Kull, late Gov. Lovelace's petitioned 
for by Philipp Welles. License to purchase land in Orange 
county granted to Ryck Abrahamse. Salaries ordered 
paid: to Rev. Godfr. Dellius; to David Jamison; to Wm. 
Pinhorne. Petitions by Kilian van Rensselaer and by 
Schenectady for remission of quitrents granted. Wm. 
Appeel wounded at Schenectady in 1689 excused from pay- 
ing excise. Salary to John Povey ordered paid. 215 

27 Proclamation to issue concerning public moneys in private 
hands. No court of exchequer needed in the province. 
Assembly to be dissolved and new election ordered. Capt. 
Edw. Chant to have a silver tankard for services to Albany. 
Salary to Daniel Honan to be paid. Warrants: to John 
Peterse Bank for going express to Albany; to Henry Ford 
for carpenter work on the fort. Chapel in the fort in 
ruinous condition to be pulled down. 216 



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Aug. 19 Order extending the time for collecting taxes in Dukes 

county. I 

Order directing the surrender of pirates taken and im- 
prisoned in Dukes county to Ensign Thos. Sharpe for 
transportation to New York. 2 

26 Warrant for the arrest of Robert Allison on a complaint by 

Thomas Hawerden. 4 

Sep. 7 Order to the mayor and aldermen of Albany requiring them 
to ask that the five nations of Indians deliver over all 
Christian Indians from Canada; to inquire about far 
Indians with straws or pipes through their noses and about 
Anthony Lispinard, Lalleur or other Frenchmen having 
correspondence with Canada. S 

Order directing Robert Livingston to hurry up the work 
on the fort at Albany. 6 

Order concerning the fortifications at Albany and at 
Schenectady. 7 

9 Order to mayor of Albany to ofifer shelter in the neighbor- 
hood to Indian women, children and old men, the French 
apparently intending to renew the war against Senecas. 8 

Order to Thomas Buttler to take charge of and bring to 
New York the ship Joanna of Piscattaway seized for illegal 
trading. 9 

14 Dedimus potestatem to administer the oath of assessors for 
Kings and Orange counties to Major Stephan van Cort- 
landt and Justice Beeckman, for Queens to John Jackson 
and Daniel Whitehead, for Huntington to Ebenetus Piatt, 
for Seatalcott and Smithstone to Andrew Gibb, for 
Southold to Isaac Arnold, for East and Southampton to 
Major John Howell, for Westchester to John Pell and John 
Palmer, for Richmond to Thos. Lovelace and Justice Stil- 
well, for Dutchess to Rob't Livingston, for Ulster to Major 
Chambers and Justice Beeckman; for Albany county to 
the mayor of the city. Rules for the collection of taxes. lO 
26 Order to Major Thomas Chambers to have his troops ready 

for marching to Albany and Schenectady. 12 

Oct. 8 Order to Col. John Young and Major John Howell of Suf- 
folk county to reimburse Capt. Joseph Fordham for arms 
etc. delivered to their detachment. 13 

II Warrant: sheriff of Richmond county to levy on Thos. 

Walton for arrears of quitrent. 14 

• Order: sheriffs in the various counties to continue in office 

for another year. 15 

Warrant: sheriflf of Albany county to levy on John Trum- 

pett et al. for arrears of quitrent. 15 



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25 Order on petition by Dirck Jansen Hooglandt against Peter 

Lott. 16 

Order on petition by the mayor of Albany for continuance 
of a local duty on rum etc. 17 

Nov. 10 Order: Samuel Burtt, brother to Richard Burtt master of 
the ship Robert of London drowned during the voyage, 
to act in the place of his brother with the mate and boat- 
swain. 18 
Order: Abr'm de Peyster, John Delavall and Samuel Burtt 
to take an inventory of Richard Burtt's accounts. 19 
25 Order in the governor's absence that S. van Cortlandt and 
James Graham appoint a collector and receiver for the 
province of East Jersey. 20 
Dec. 3 Order: Daniel Mackreyck servant to the late David Tossach 

to take an inventory of his deceased master's estate. 21 

S Order on petition by Daniel and Jacob Robles for denization 
and permission to land goods from the ship Phenix James 

Duncan master. 22 

1688 

Jan. 7 Order on petition by Richard Smith vs Samuel Eborne. 23 

Feb. 9 Order for the arrest and dismissal from office of Thos. 
Stevens justice in Queens county, he having surreptitiously 
obtained a marriage license for Wm. Morris of the ferry 
and Jane the step daughter of Morris and niece of Edward 
Stevens. 25 

18 Council minute on the report by Richard Hartford com- 
mander of the shallop Royal James that the sloop Prim- 
rose Symon Grover master has been seized for illegal 
trading. [26] 24 

Order: Robert Augur's sloop and goods seized at Easthamp- 

ton to be sent to New York for trial. 27 

Order: Stephen Bailey to appear before the council for deny- 
ing the authority of Capt. Rich'd Hartford. 27 

Mar. 6 Order on petition by Richard Blackridge on behalf of the 
towns of Stratford, Milford and Fairfield for leave to pur- 
chase whale oil for soap boiling. 28 
13 Order on petition by Samuel Eborne, to traverse the peti- 
tion of Rich'd Smith (p. 23). 28 

Ap. 12 Order on petition by Benj. Colier high sherifif of West- 
chester county vs Joseph Lee the county clerk. 25 
Order on petition by Robert Augur for release of his sloop 
Endeavour he paying fees. 31 
16 Order: inhabitants of Kings and Queens counties to clear the 
road over the stony hill between Brooklyn and Jamaica. 
General order for laying out and clearing highways for 
wagon, carts etc. 31 



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26 John Pell, John Palmer and Wm. Richardson before the 
council with Joseph Lee covinty clerk of Westchester. 
Accounts examined and order thereon. 32 

Order: assessors Mathias Harize and Edw'd Griffin for the 
town of Flushing, Nath'l Denton and Joseph Thurston of 
Jamaica, Abr'm Smith and Richard Valentine of Hemp- 
stead, Nath'l Coles and Jacob Wright of Oysterbay dis- 
missed from their offices for refusing to take the legal oath. 
The towns to elect new assessors. 33 

July 30 Order: Jarvis Marshall to bring in the Spanish Indian slaves 
of Cornelis Fredricks Druger, Dirck van der Burgh, Joh's 
Clapper, Giles Shelley master of the ketch Prosperous, and 
Robert Allison, with a view of liberating them; the Indians 
must be able to say the Lord's prayer. 35 



The remainder of "reversed side" is legislative minutes of the council 
separately paged 1-77, and published in Journal of the legislative council of 
the colony of New York. 1:1-39. 



Vol. 7 1693-97 

1693 

July 28 A messenger from Albany reports that the man sent to 
Canada by the Jesuit Milett a prisoner at Oneida has re- 
turned with a peace belt and letters for Domine Dellius. 
Dissatisfaction with proceedings of five nations. Major 
Dirck Wessells sent to Onondaga to counteract French 
intrigues. J 

31 Letter to the five nations read and approved. 2 

Aug. 3 Warrant for the payment of the messenger from Albany. 
Account of the governor's journey to Albany and of Indian 
presents, audited and ordered paid. New chapel in the 
fort. Confirmatory grant of lots in New York city to 
Peter Stoutenbergh. Warrant to Jarvis Marshall for re- 
calling ships from Sandyhook. Fort at Albany. War- 
rants: to Secretary Matth. Clarkson for clerical work and 
part salary of David Jamison; to Rob't Livingston for 
rebuilding the Mohogs fort. 2 

ID Warrants: to Elisha Parker for firewood for the garrison; 
to Matthew Clarkson for cloaths given to the Indian boy 
Christian; to Gabriel Monviele for writing paper; to Jarvis 
Marshall for salary; to John Pelletreaux tallow chandler for 
candles. Survey of plantations on the Kill van Kull filed 
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17 Patent granted to Ryck Abrahamse for land near the High 

Lands purchased from the Indians. Warrants: to Joseph 
Bueno for powder; to Rev. Godfr. Dellius for maintenance 
of 3 Indian boys; to Wm. NicoUs for sodwork on the fort. 
John Comp and Gert. Bruyn's lands. Payment to Mrs 
Margaret Macgregere for the services in 1688 of her late 
husband Major Hugh Macgregere. Warrant to Nicholas 
Bayard for iron to mount the great guns. 4 

18 Report from Boston of an attack feared from a French 

squadron. Militia of New York to be in readiness for a 
march to Boston. Ten of the greatest guns to be mounted 
at Sandypoint. 5 

19 Proclamation to issue forbidding the exportation of pro- 

visions until further orders because they may be needed 
for the troops summoned to defend New York. 6 

24 Report of the governor concerning fortifications at the lower 

bay. Expenses of the governor's journey to Sandypoint 
ordered paid. Report of Chidley Brooke on his journey 
to Boston and conferences with Sir Francis Wheeler and 
Sir Wm. Phips; he also produces a new patent as collector 
and receiver-general, allowing him deputies. Warrant to 
John Pelletreaux for candles. 7 

25 Fortifications; assembly to raise funds for buiiding them. 

Militia camps. Beacons. 8 

30 Permission granted to Samuel Burgesse to export flour. 
Report from Albany of Mons. Crevier being brought in 
as prisoner. 9 

Sep. I John Comp and Gertrud Bruyn; the latter to have the land 
in Ulster county. Fort at Albany. New battery in New 
York. Peter Waldron. Warrants: to Nich's Bayard for 
wheels to the great guns; to Wm. Beckley for ropes. 10 

4 Dirck Wessells reports that the five nations will not make 
peace with Canada and refer the governor of Canada to 
Cayenquiragoe (Swift Arrow, Gov. Fletcher's Indian 
name) whom they own as their master. i] 

7 Warrants to Sec. Matthew Clarkson and Rev. Godfrey 

Dellius for salary. u 

11 Connecticut and Rhode Island to assist at Albany. Pecuniary 

assistance by Maryland. County treasury of Kings county 
in the hands of Gerard Beeckman condemned for high 
treason. 12 

12 Land granted on Staten Island to Anthony Tyce as petitioned 

for. 13 

13 Expenses of the governor's journey to Albany. Warrants: 

to Rob't Cranell for salary as coxon of their majesties 
pinace; to Mangel Jans for firewood. 13 



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14 Warrants: to Miles Forster for locks etc. for the fort; to 

Peter de Rimier glazier for glass for the fort. 14 

19 Financial transactions. Dom. Dellius reports on the activity 

of the French. Governor thinks his presence at Albany 
is required. Order on a petition by Joachimintie Elting 
for leave to purchase Indian lands in Dutchess county. 
Weighhouse afifairs and revenues. 14 

20 Connecticut refuses to assist at Albany but will send a com- 

missioner. 15 

21 John Comp and Gertrud Bruyn. Warrant to David Jamison 

for salary. 16 

25 Commissioners called from the other colonies; Sir Wm. 
Phips refuses to send any or give assistance. Post office. 
Warrant to Sergt. John Bulkeley for funeral expenses of 
Walter Woolford a grenadier. Order on petition by 
Hendryck Arianse for leave to purchase Indian land in 
Dutchess county. 16 

28 Warrants: to Lieut. Enoch Fithian for expenses of the Suf- 
folk county detachment; to Thos. Munsey for subsistance 
of soldiers. Governor inquires whether he shall go to 
Albany for the winter. Warrants: to Chidley Brooke for 
his own and his employees salaries; to Dirck Wessells for 
expenses on the journey to Onondaga. License granted 

" to Claas Evertse commander of the Dutch ship King David 

to purchase provisions. 17 

Oct. 2 Governor Fletcher appointed commander of the Connecticut 

militia. Taxes in New York city. Mrs Sloughter. 18 

5 Accounts of Chidley Brooke as collector etc. audited and 
passed. Order on petition by Col. Wm. Smith to have 
his land on Long Island erected into a manor (St 
Georges). John van Comp and Gert. Bruyn. Warrants: 
to Peter Melett for blacksmith work in the fort; to Evert 
Bogardus for transporting soldiers to Albany. 19 

7 Salary for James Graham attorney-general fixed. Warrant 
to John Clapp clerk of the assembly, for house rent, etc. 
Further accounts of Chidley Brooke passed. Col. John 
Young's accounts of taxes on Long Island. Gertruy 
Bruyn and John van Comp. 20 

10 A French privateer, John Reaux formerly of New York com- 
mander, riding at anchor in Muskitoe cove; the commander 
arrested and Capt. Evans to capture his ship. Reports of 
French doings in Canada and consequent preparations in 
New York. Fortifications of New York. Examination of 
Jacob Dennis taken prisoner with Reaux who is likewise 
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6 Report by Major Schuyler of French intentions. Governor 
to go to Albany with troops. Gov. Andrew Hamilton of 
New Jersey writes about troops. Warrants: to Stephen 
van Cortlandt for pay of New Jersey troops; to Daniel 
Honan for expenses of the governor's journey. 25 

12 Capt. Evans reports that he could not catch Reaux' ship in 
the sound. Governor may go to Connecticut by land. 
Nathaniel Cole's connection of John Reaux; suspended 
from his office of justice at Oysterbay. John Reaux' con- 
fession as to a naval attack on New York. Fortifications. 
Warrants: to Wm. Bradford printer for salary; to Wm. 
Pinhorne justice. Payment ordered to Mrs Margaret Mac- 
gregere. John Reaux' men disposed of. Account of Wm. 
Merritt for pilotage of the Albrought. 26 

18 Letter of credit to be sent to Major Peter Schuyler and Rob't 
Livingston for defraying expenses of scouting parties etc. 
Pension to Peter Waldron wounded at the frontiers. 
Bedding for the soldiers at Albany. 28 

2S Isaac Brashen and John Pero carpenters to finish work on 
the barkantine Greyhound, James Norman master, or- 
dered to pursue John Reaux' privateer before they go to 
work on the station ship Richmond. 29 

Nov. 7 Governor returned from Connecticut reports on the opposi- 
tion of the general court of Connecticut in regard to 
assistance on the frontiers; men from there to be ordered 
out. Governor's presence at Albany not absolutely necess- 
ary. Anthony Crepel of Ulster county to have a confirma- 
tory patent. Warrants to the attorney-general and the 
secretary for clerical work. 2C 

9 Philipp French, Jeremy Tothill, Miles Forster and Robert 
Downs, merchants to be a committee for supervising the 
provisioning of the Dutch ship King David. Storage 
allowed conditionally to Capt. John Evans and Purser Wm. 
Gannoway of their majesties' frigate Richmond. s^ 

16 Dissolution of the assembly agreed upon. Musterrolls of 
Albany companies produced. Nath'l Cole jr, to be released 
on bail because he might perish from cold in Queens county 
jail. Warrant to Chief Justice Smith for salary. Dr Thos. 
Thornhill asks for his pay due by Gov. Sloughter. 32 

23 Report from Albany that the Mohawks are cut off; the 
Jerseymen have run; Gov. Hamilton asked to replace the 
runaways but cannot get soldiers. New York city de- 
tachment to go to Albany. Lieut. Abraham Schuyler 
resigns in order to go to sea and is paid off. Warrant for 



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soldiers bedding. Accounts of Rob't Livingston to be 
audited. Warrants: to doorkeeper Jarvis Marshall for 
salary; to Evert Bogardus for transporting Col. Ingoldsby 
and soldiers to Albany. 33 

30 Writs of election for the general assembly to issue. Accounts 
of the government to be laid before the next assembly. 
Stockadoes for the fortifications. John Reaux to be freed 
from his irons and the jail being insufficient have the 
liberty in city limits. Small arms in store to be fitted for 
use. Warrants: to Isaac Dechamp merchant for locks; 
to Fred. Philippse for iron and bunting; to same for kettles 
and an hourglass for the Albany soldiers; to Thos. Coker 
on behalf of Lieut. Sharp gunner at Albany. Surveyor to 
lay out land for Isaac Billian as petitioned for. 34 

Dec. 2 Order from Whitehall in regard to Gov. Sloughter's accounts. 35 
7 Warrants: to Daniel Honan for pay of express messenger 
from and of Jerseymen going to Albany; to same for inci- 
dental charges; to John Pelletreaux for candles used in the 
fort. Expenses of the governor's last journey. Gov. 
Sloughter's accounts. Fortifications. 35 

II Report from Albany that Count Frontenac is still endeavor- 
ing to make peace with the five nations; Major Peter 
Schuyler to go to Onondaga and prevent it. Council are 
opposed to the governor's journey to Albany. Special 
court of oyer and terminer to be called for the trial of some 
soldiers. 36 

14 Mayor etc. of New York summoned before council about 

the fortifications. Widow Sloughter. Woodboat of the . 
garrison. Warrants: to Abr'm Schuyler for transporting 
men from Ulster county to Albany; to Dirck Benson; to 
Jacob van Tilborough; to Robert Livingston for subsist- 
ance of soldiers at Albany. Indentures of William Bryan 
to Capt. Christ. Billop cancelled. Members of the coun- 
cil sworn in as justices of the peace. JH 

15 Mayor and aldermen before the council but not enough of 

the latter to make a quorum; adjourned. 38 

18 Speeches of governor, council and" aldermen, regarding fortifi- 
cations and the city's liability to pay for them. Mayor, 
aldermen and common council doubt their authority to 
levy money for such purposes but will give money from 
their private purses. 38 

28 Members of council sworn in as justices of the peace. Order 
on petition by Peter King vs the sheriff of New York for 
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Jan. 4 Justices of the peace. Money for fortifications at Albany. 
Bills of exchange sent from Maryland for military purposes 
protested. Col. Abr'm de Peyster allowed to import wines 
damaged by salt water free of duty. Day of thanksgiving. 
Warrants for salary: to Daniel Honan; to David Jamison. 44 
8 Election of vestrymen. Proclamation with the governor's 
commission as commander of the militia to be sent to 
Connecticut. Order on petition by Thos. Merriet mer- 
chant in regard to the ship Litle Baltimore. 45 
II Warrants: to Wm. Pinhorne justice of the supreme court; to 
Robert Crannell cockswaine for salary; to Nanning Har- 
mense for military transportation. Widows Leisler and 
Milbourne reinstated in their late husbands' property. 
■ Order on petition by Jannetie Theys Buys widow of Jan 
Theys Buys. 46 

17 Report from Albany that the French have a design on 

Onondaga or Albany and treat of peace with the Indians. 
Col. Henry Beeckman complains of the slowness of the 
militia in coining to Albany. Mayor etc. want to know 
whether by charter they can raise money for building 
fortifications. 47 

18 Governor's efifort to raise troops against the French. Money 

called in. Warrants: to Peter Waldron for pension; to 
Thos. Parmetier matross for mounting guns; to Wm. 
Bradford printer for salary. Answer to questions by 
mayor etc. 48 

25 Copy of Major Peter Schuyler's journal to Onondaga to be 

sent to England. Francis Martino to have land on Staten 
Island as petitioned for. Warrants: to Rev. Godf. Dellius 
for salary; to Henry Ford for carpenters work in the fort. 
. Well before the fort to be repaired and pump put in. 
Collection of taxes slow and expedition urged. Weigh- 
house- revenue. Warrant to Nich's Bayard for gun 
carriages. 49 

26 Petition of Thos. Hicks & Co. for land on Cowneck, 

Queens county granted. Ordinance of mayor, aldermen 
etc. for raising money approved. 50 

27 Reading of letters from Connecticut and of a manuscript. 

Seasonable considerations offered to the people of Con- 
necticut. 51 
Feb. I Col. Beeckman of Ulster county reports a rumor that the 
French intend an attack on Kingston. Governor to review 
the militia in Kings and Queens counties. Peter Billian 
and two sons to ijave patents for land on Staten Island. 51 



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3 Report from Gov. Andrew Hamilton of the Jerseys that 100 
French and 50 Indians are in the Minissink county de- 
bauching the Indians; Arent Schuyler sent to investigate. 52 

5 Arrangements made for defense upon new reports of an in- 

tended French attack on Kingston. 52 

8 Accounts of Daniel Honan accountant-general to be audited 

by a committee. 53 

IS Warrant to Daniel Honan for expenses of the governor's 
journey to Long Island " in arms " and for the militia to 
drink their majesties' health. Expenses of the governor's 
journey to Pennsylvania audited and allowed. Expendi- 
tures of Daniel Honan for the fort. Warrants: to Wm. 
Bradford for printing sundry public papers and the book 
Seasonable consideratijons offered to the good people of 
Connecticut; to Simon Schermerhoorn for transporting 
soldiers to Albany; to Wm. Mosse and company of porters. 
Chaplain John Miller not considered entitled to the church 
living in New York. 53 

22 The governor reports on his journey to Long Island. 

Boundary line between New York and New Jersey. 54 

27 Correspondence about the protested Maryland bills of ex- 
change. Surveyor Aug. Graham to make a plan of the 
proposed fortifications and of New York city. 55 

Mar. I Warrants: to Daniel Honan for governor's journey to Long 
Island; to same for incidental expenses; to Dirck Wessells 
for expenses on his journey to the five nations; to Mrs 
Eliz. Wandell for Indian corn given to Indians; to John 
van Inbrough for a canoe; to John Mosse for subsisting 
soldiers at the house of Mary Downs his wife; to Arent 
Schuyler for journeying to the Minissink country. New- 
town, L. I. to elect a collector vice Joras Abramse in- 
capacitated. John Evans to have a patent for land up 
Hudson's river purchased from the Esopus Indians. Order 
on petition by Widow Pauling for land. Warrant to Major 
Wm. Merrit for charges of collecting taxes. 55 

2 Order on petition by Widow Ann Richbell for survey. War- 

rant to Stanley Handcock for a horse lost on the journey 

to Connecticut. 57 

3 Proclamation for a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer to 

issue. 57 

6 Order on petition by Jacques Guyon for land on Staten 

Island. 57 

8 Warrants: to Daniel Honan for incidental office expenses; 
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petition by Samuel Bayard and Arent Schuyler for patent 
of land called the " dancing chamber." Col. Nich. Bay- 
ard's farm. Smith hill to be surveyed. Officers to com- 
mand the militia in case of an attack appointed. 58 
9 New Jersey boundary line. 58 

13 Warrants: to Chidley Brooke collector and receiver-general 

for salary etc; to John Abeel mayor of Albany for refitting 
the fort. 59 

15 Warrant to Henry Ford for carpenter work. John Reaux 
allowed to serve on board the man of war commanded by 
Capt. Evans. John Ward to have land at Cocksingh near 
Marbletown. 59 

19 Arrearages of taxes. Governor has to go to Pennsylvania. 60 

21 Petition of Col. Thomas Willet for land at Cowneck, L. I. 

granted. 60 

22 Nath'l Cole jr, discharged from bail (p. 32). 60 

23 Petitions: of Wm. and Apollonia Welch for survey of land 

given to her by Indians granted; of Henryck Cornelius 
Bogard for patent. , 61 

24 Warrant to Rob't Livingston for his salary as sub-collector 

at Albany. Committee to sit on Indian goods for presents 
and governor's journey to Albany. 61 

26 Warrants for salaries: to Wm. Pinkhorne; to Col. Andrew 
Hamilton postmaster; to David Jamison; to Daniel Honan. 
Warrant to John Pelletreaux for candles. Widows Leisler 
and Milbourn. 62 

28 Governor is going to Abany and makes recommendations 
to council. Warrant to John Clapp for salary as clerk of 
the assembly. Licence to Dirck Gerritse burnt out to col- 
lect charity. Surveyor to survey land for Thos. Hicks 
jr. Additional land granted to Henr. Corn. Bogard. 62 

Ap. 6 Assistance from Connecticut in country produce and at the 

charge of collecting it. 6^ 

17 Subsistance of soldiers at Albany sent to Major Peter 

Schuyler. 63 

26 Payment of soldiers at Albany dependent on the sale of 

grain contributed by Connecticut. Powder for the fort. 64 
May 4 Indians of Nassau island come to renew the covenant; their 

sachem Tapusha too old to come himself. 64 

14 Governor returned is compelled to defer his report because 

of some clerical errors. Governor to meet the assembly 
of Pennsylvania. Expenses provided. Pay for Albany 
soldiers sent up. Licenses: to Col. Nichs. Bayard for the 
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Miller and Daniel Honan. Warrants for salaries: to Will- 
iam Smith chief justice; to Rev. Godfr. Dellius. Petitions 
for land by Daniel Shotwell and by Tjerck Caus de Witt 
granted. Order on petition by the owners and freighters 
of the barkantine Orange. Robt. Livingston to continue 
victualling the troops at Albany. 65 

15 Maryland bills of exchange. Warrant to Evert Bancker for 

pay of Capt.' George Bradshaw's company. A riding col- 
lector of taxes to be appointed. Warrants to Hend. van 
Dyck surgeon to the Albany troops. Suffolk taxes. War- 
rants: to Robert Livingston for firewood, candles etc; to 
Col. Nichs. Bayard for disbursements to officers at Albany; 
to Robt. Livingston for pay of soldiers; to Joseph Yeats 
for firewood to Albany garrison. 66 

16 Capt. John Evans commander of the Richmond allowed to 

fill his crew by impressing sailors. Expenses of the gov- 
ernor's journey to Albany audited and allowed. Warrants: 
to Daniel Honan for advances made; to Col. Bayard for 
the payment of troops; to Jarvis Marshall for salary; to 
Daniel Waldron for curing his wounds. Capt. John Evans 
to have a patent for land. Crexier the French prisoner 
at Albany redeemed from the Indians by Major Schuyler, 
dead. 

p. m. Virginia sends money. Governor going to Pennsylvania 

makes recommendations to the council. 66 

21 French Indians throw a warclub over the stockadoes into the 
city of Albany and pursue inhabitants. Money and hour- 
glasses to be sent to Albany. 68 
26 Dirck Stone appointed justice of the peace for Maynoth in 
Westchester county. Gerrit Strycker sheriff of Kings 
county dead; Jacobus Kiersted appointed in his place. 
Hourglasses for Albany. 6g 

June 13 Militia men uselessly detained at Albany. Warrant to' Henry 

Ford for carpenter work in the custom house. 69 

July 2 The governor returned disappointed. Report from Col. 
Treat that it is removed. Gov. Fletcher intends to make 
war on the five nations. Order on petition by Phil. 
French regarding importation of goods. Justices of the 
peace careless about collecting taxes to be summoned. 70 

5 Warrant to Col. Nich. Bayard for gun carriages. John Comp 
and Gertruy Bruyn. Warrant to Robert Livingston for 
salary of Hilleke the interpretress. Committee to view the 
governor's house in the fort as to repairs. Custom-house 
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Clarkson; to Rev. Godfr. Dellius; to Robt. Crannell; to 
Wm. Pinhorne; to Daniel Honan; to David Jamison. 
Warrant to Capt. Peter Matthews for repairs on the gov- 
ernment pinace. 71 
9 Cornelius Jacobs master of the barkantine Orange accused 
of comforting and abetting the French at Teludes (?); to 
to be tried for it. Correspondence with Sir Wm. Phips 
concerning the frontiers and Indian affairs. Warrants: 
to Robt. Livingston for Major Schuyler's expenses at 
Onondaga; to Thos. Coker for pay of Lieut. Thos. Sharpe's 
salary as gunner at Albany. 72 

12 Four companies of English troops ordered to New York. 
Governor allowed to receive a present voted by the assem- 
bly. Col. Richard Ingoldsby's accounts. Remittances to 
England. Chapel in the fort. Governor to meet the In- 
dians at Albany. Order upon petition by John Berries 
tax collector at Newtown, L. I. Warrant to Robt. Liv- 
ingston for repairs to the fort at Albany. Paulus Richards 
to have a patent for land. Mayor and aldermen of New 
York, John Barbaree and Robert Lurton merchants, 
Jacob Boelen and Cornelius van de Burgh to consider reg- 
ulations for all scales and weights. Warrants: to John 
Cooley for blacksmith work in the fort; to Jarvis Marshall 
doorkeeper, Wm. Bradford printer, and James Graham 
attorney-general, for salaries. 73 

IS Indian aiifairs. •](> 

19 Clothing provided for Christian the son of Christagie a Mo- 
hawk captain killed by the French. Indian presents. 
Confirmatory patent granted to Wm. Barker. Petition of 
Capt. Thos. Dekey granted. Orders on petition: by George 
Harrison & Co. for land; by Wm. Pinhorne; by Den- 
nis Hegeman. Money for redemption of prisoners at Al- 
giers sent to England. Warrant to Jacob Moons (?) for 
gunsmith work. 76 

26 Jacob Kiersted appointed sheriff of Kings county. Confirm- 
atory patents: to Arent Prael for land near Hubbard's plan- 
tation on Staten Island; to Abrm. Marlett; to Jarvis Mar- 
shall and Wm. Welch for land called Quaspeck in Or- 
ange county; to Wm. Pinkhorne. Wm. Demyre's ac- 
counts. Warrants: to Dr Thos. Thornhill for attending 
a sick soldier; to Dirck van der Burgh for mason work 
in the fort; to Daniel Honan for expenses of the gover- 
nor's journej'^ to Pennsylvania; to John Perry for carrying 
mail; to Dr Jacob Staats for attending sick soldiers. Or- 
der on petition by Thos. Clarke on behalf of Col. Dongan 
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28 Indian presents. Governor about to start for Albany to 
raeet the Indians selects a committee of council to go 
with him. Mohawks before the council. ^g 

30 Committee to consider what presents are to be provided for 

Indians at Albany. 80 

Aug. 2 Col. Lodwick to receive the thanks of council for services 
in England. Belt sent from the Senecas and Onondagas 
to the Delawares in Pennsylvania disturbs the latter. War- 
rants: to Col. Nich. Bayard to defray charges of agency 
in England; to Chidley Brooke for salaries. Barracks in 
the fort to be taken down and rebuilt. Warrant to 
Stephen van Cortlandt for sundry expenses for clothing 
to Indians come from Canada, for firewood etc. in the 
fort. Warrant to pay fusileers. Additional land grant to 
Wm. Barker. Regulations of money scales and weight 
read and Jacob Boelen with Corn, van der Burgh ap- 
pointed money adjusters. Warrant to Col. Lodwyck for 
expenses in England. Orders on petitions: by Abrm, 
Luteine; by Richard Harvey; by Borland Swebringh, all 
for land: and by Joris Remse. Warrants to Daniel Honan 
for a chest with utensils for the governor's journey to Al- 
bany and for Indian presents. - 80 
3 Warrant to James Spencer carpenter for work in the fort. 
Additional land grant to Paul Richards. Petition of Cor- 
nelius Jacobs for release of the barkantine Orange under 
bail granted. Capt. Henry Tergeny, Capt. Thos. Gleaver, 
Thos. Wenham, and Stephen de Lancey to appraise the 
Orange. Warrant to Thos. Gleaver for transporting guns 
from England. Market to be moved back to the green 
before the fort. 82 
6 Address of thanks to their majesties. News from Boston. 

Expedition to Albany. Provisions. 83. 

9 Orders on petitions for land: by Simon Simonse; by Geo. 
Brown.- Warrants: to Col. Andrew Hamilton for ap- 
prehending deserters; to Daniel Honan for expenses of 
the governor's journey to Albany; to Arent Schuyler for 
entertaining Mohawks; to Matthew Clarkson for the son 
of Christagie. Orders on petitions for land: by Arent 
Prael; by Paulus Richards; by Guy Bodein. Payment of 
fusileers at Albany. 84 

13 Massachusetts presents to Indians to be given by the gov- 
ernor of New York not by Massachusetts commissioners. 85 
p. m. Governor of New Jersey, Majors Pincheon and Sewell, 
and Capt. Townsend from Boston, Capts. Allein and Stan- 



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ley from Connecticut sit with the council and discuss the 
giving of presents to Indians by Massachusetts. 85 

14 Support during the war by neighboring colonies. Massa- 
chusetts presents to be delivered by New York. 86 
17 Belt sent from Canada considered a snare but to be received. 86 
20 Indian affairs. Troops for reinforcement needed at the 

Half Moon, Connestagnioena, Schenectady and the flats. 87 

23 Accounts of expenses to Albany to be audited. Forts at 

New York, Albany, and Schenectady to be inspected. 
Warrant to Major Dirck Wessels for salary as^ commis- 
sary of musters. Order on a petition by Chas. Broad- 
head for land. Commissary of subsistance for men from 
England. Supply of firewood for the garrison. 88 

24 Proclamation concerning strange Indians, to issue. War- 

rant to John Abeel for work on guns and the fort. Col. 
Rich. Ingoldsby to supply Albany garrison with firewood. ^ 
30 Order on petition by Leonard Cole for land in Ulster county. 
Taxes due from islands at the east end of Long Island in 
arrears. Taxes from all counties. Warrant to Wm. Smith 
for salary as chief justice. Finances. Maryland bills of 
exchange. 89 

Sep. ■ I Committee appointed to agree with Col. Abrm. de Peyster 

about victualling the forces in the province. 90 

4 Troops coming from England and their pay. 90 

8 Petition of Claus Luyter for land in Ulster county granted. 

Warrants: to Hilletie the Indian interpretress for salary 
and for expenses of journey to the Onondagas; to Martin 
Gerritse, Evert Bancker and Kilian van Rensselaer for use 
of their land to the Mohawks. Order on petition by 
Daniel Venvoos and Lammertse about land. 91 

9 News from Albany that Count Frontenac is at Montreal and 

intends to march to Albany; thought more likely he in- 
tends to go to Cadaraequi. Governor advised not to go 
to Albany and the frontiers. 91 

13 Cattle for victualling the forces. Assistance by other col- 
onies. Petition by Sander Glenn for new patents in 
Schenectady granted. Warrants: to Col. Lodwyck for 
transportation of military stores by Capt. Henry Tregeny; 
to Daniel Honan for the governor's journey to Albany. 
The city of New York claims all ground from high to 
low water mark. Indians of Long Island tumultuous. 
John van Comp and Gertruy Bruyn about land in Show- 
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20 Order on petition by Gertruy Bruyn for land. Warrants for 

transportation of soldiers to Simon Schermerhorne; to 
Thos. Wynne; to Casper Melle. Blacksmiths to live 
among the Indians. o^ 

21 Victualling the troops at Albany. Warrant to Lieut. Thomas 

Sharpe for salary as gunner at Albany. 95 

27 Warrant to Col. Rich. Ingoldsby for firewood at Albany. 

Patents for land to issue: to Wm. and Apollonia Welch; 
to Paul Richards for land on Staten Island purchased from 
Mark Dusachoy. Trial of John Reaux postponed. 95 

28 News from Bermuda that the French have taken Jamaica 

sent to other colonies. Great guns to be mounted. Pat- 
ent for land granted to Wm. Welch and Jarvis Marshall. 96 

29 French protestants at New Rochelle excused from paying 

taxes for the present. Indians of Queens county before 
the council. Col. Charles Lodwyck appointed mayor of 
New York. Warrant to Peter Schuyler for victualling the 
forces at Albany. gg 

Oct. I Indians of Suffolk county before the council. 97 

5 Huntington erected into a township. Order on petition by 
Engeltie Burgen. Arnout Viele to live among the Onon- 
dagas. Warrants to Chief Justice Wm. Smith and other 
officials for salary. Indians coming to Albany to be vic- 
tualled. 98 
ID Warrant to James Spencer for materials to repair soldiers' 
barracks in the fort. Daniel Honan to be overseer of 
fort workmen. 99 
io(?) Far Indians before the council " own the governor of New 

York for their father." 99 

II Warrant to Col. Nich. Bayard for nails to repair the block- 
houses. 100 
13 Warrant to Dirck Benson for transportation of soldiers. 

Virginia bills of exchange. lOo 

IS Charles Lodwyck sworn in as mayor of the city and Stanley 

Handcock as sheriff for New York and Orange counties. loi 
18 Petitions of Engelite Burger, of Thos. and George Hall 

granted. Order on petition by John van Comp & Co. loi 

20 Accounts of Robt. Livingston to be audited. Warrant to 
John Aertsen keeper of the ferry for use of his snow. Al- 
bany accounts to be audited. 102 
26 Warrant to James Graham for salary as collector in 1687. 
Petitions by John Hammell and by Widow Pawling for 
land granted. Warner Wessells and the Christian slaves 
at Salee. Accounts of Capt. Clarke to be audited. 103 



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Nov. I Warrant to John Clapp clerk of the assembly for salary, 
house rent etc. Order on petition by John Hoden concern- 
ing taxes. Thos. Baxter and Justice Wm. Barnes of West- 
chester county to appear in Hoden's tax case. Warrants: 
to Daniel Honan for firewood; to John Crooke cooper for 
work in the fort; to John Pelletreaux for candles; to 
Stephen van Cortlandt for presents to Long Island In- 
dians; to Robert Livingston for incidental military ex- 
penses at Albany, and for subsisting soldiers there. 103 
3 Celebration of the king's birthday. 105 
8 Exportation of pipestaves etc. prohibited by New Jersey and 
a free port established at Amboy. Capt. Thos. Thew com- 
mander of the sloop Amity granted a letter of marque 
against the French. Address to the lords of committee on 
behalf of Col. Ingoldaby receiving the pay of lieutenant- 
governor. Governor signs accounts of Chidley Brooke. 
Accounts of Daniel Honan approved. Wm. Barnes justice 
of the peace in Westchester county ordered to refund the 
taxes paid to him by John Hadon, and costs. Order on a 
complaint by Thos. Baxter collector of Westchester. 105 

IS Account of the money from Virginia approved. Reissue 
of a warrant to Jacob Dickison the original being lost. 
Complaint against sloop from Bermuda selling salt by re- 
tail in the road. 107 

22 John Ward granted a confirmatory patent. Accounts of Gov. 

Sloughter. loS 

29 Warrant to Col. Andrew Hamilton for salary as postmaster. 
Col. Nich. Bayard to have the flag mount etc. paved. 
Warrant to Col. Ingoldsby for clearing away the brush 
around the fort at Albany. log- 

Dec. 9 Daniel Shotwell's petition for land granted. A Long 
Island Indian complains against John Smith and others 
in Hempstead for cutting his timber. The plantation of 
Lewis Morris at Harlem erected into a manor. Warrant 
to Capt. Thos. Clarke for services as tax collector on 
Long Island. 109 

13 Petition of James Emott for land on Staten Island granted. 
Warrant to James Spencer for carpenter work in the fort. 
John Reaux conditionally allowed to serve as mate on 
board a merchant vessel. Accounts of Daniel Honan for 
firewood to be audited. no 

31 Letter from Col. Henry Beeckman complaining against Capt. 
Thos. Garton and Capt. Haasbrook for neglect in fortify- 
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Jan. 3 Warrants: to government officials not named; to Daniel 
Honan as per audited accounts. John Reaux. Col. Cort- 
landt to provide fire buckets for the fort. Order on com- 
plaint of Gabriel Le Beauteaux vs Peter De Lanoy. In- 
habitants of Westchester county assessed for taxes in Ul- 
ster and Dutchess counties. Maryland refuses to assist 
New York in the defence of the frontiers. m 

10 Licences to purchase land in Suffolk county granted: to Wm. 
Nicoll; to Ebenezar Wilson. Petition of Arent Praal for 
survey granted. Peter De Lanoy before the council. 
Troubles about the act of assembly establishing a min- 
istry. Paving the flag mount. Wandall vs Cooke. 112 

17 The Two Brothers islands near Hellgate granted to James 
Graham. Warrants: to Margaret Selinus for iron fur- 
nished to the fort; to Nich. Bayard for material for the 
barracks. Report on the accounts of Gov. Sloughter. 
Cellar under the custom-house let to Mich'l Howdon. 113 

24 Letter to the governor of Maryland read and signed. Ac- 
counts for work in the fort to be audited. Warrants: to 
Col. Heathcote for material furnished to the fort and 
for taking up two deserters; to John Appel of Schenec- 
tady wounded though not in the king's service to go beg- 
ging hereafter. Cooke vs Wandell. Gov. Sloughter's ac- 
counts. IIS 

31 Boundaries between Newtown and neighbors. 116 

Feb. 7 Order on petition by Mayor Charles Lodyck about the drink- 
ing houses. Cooke vs Wandell. 117 

14 Assembly prorogued. Boundaries of Newtown and neigh- 
bors. 117 

28 Confirmatory patent for land at Bushwick granted to Michael 
Parmitier. Boundaries of Newtown and Brooklyn. War- 
rants: to Dirck van der Burgh for brick layers work on 
the chapel; to Daniel Honan for material to the barracks; 
to James Spencer for carpenter work on the fort; to Col. 
Stephen Cortlandt for provisioning soldiers; to Daniel 
Honan for firewood; to Mayor John Abeel of Albany for 
repairs to the fort there. 117 

Mar. 7 Pinhorne's account for shingles for the fort referred to a 
committee. Col. Andrew Hamilton's memorial for in- 
creased allowance to the post office referred to a full board. 
Confirmatory grant of land on Manhattan Island to Wm. 
Beeckman. Petition for land on Staten Island by Mark 
Dusachoy granted. Order on petition by Lawrence and 
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to the governor of Canada. Col. Andrew Hamilton's me- 
morial considered all members being present. Warrants: 
to John Cooley blacksmith for work in the fort; to John 
Pelletreaux tallow chandler for candles. Government ac- 
counts. Cooke vs Wandell. ii8 

13 French are marching to Cadaracqui. 300 fusileers to be 

sent to Onondaga to assist the Indians against French en- 
croachments; expenses of the expedition. 120 

14 Peter Jacobs Marius provides money for the expedition at 

8^ on the individual security of members. Land on Staten 
Island granted to Daniel Stillwell. Lawrence and Francis 
Wessels' petition granted. Order on memorial by Dirck 
van der Burgh about boats to carry material for the chapel. 
Warrant to Gabriel Monvielle for money advanced for the 
Onondaga expedition. 121 

21 Warrants to Nich. Bayard for money advanced for the Onon- 
daga expedition; to Thos. Wenham merchant. Petition by 
Peter Hellebrandt against granting a patent to Geo. and 
Thos. Hall referred to Col. Henry Beeckman. Jacob 
Aertsen and Dirck Schepmoos of Ulster county. Commit- 
tee to superintend the building of the chapel. Account of 
governmental debts referred. Account of Peter de Rimier 
glazier referred. 122 

26 Accovmt of the money collected to redeem New-York people 

from slavery in Algiers called for. 123 

27 Land at Crown Elbow in Dutchess county granted to Widow 

Pawling. Petition of Dirck Jansen Hooglandt referred. 
Warrant to John Cobrin stonecutter in part for paving the 
flagmount. 123 

29 Petition of Akus Cornelissen's w.idow for Varkes island in the 

Mohawk river above Schenectady granted. 124 

Ap. 2 Petition of Susanna Vaughton on behalf of her son against 
granting a patent to Widow Pawling referred. Order on 
petition by Jasper Nissepat about the wind mill on the 
common. Additions ordered to the grant to Gretie Vroo- 
man widow of Akus Cornelissen. Warrants for salaries to 
various government officials. 124 

4 Order on petition by Edward Stevens on behalf of Newtown 

concerning boundaries. 125 

8 Military matters. Meeting with sachems of the five nations; 

they renew the covenant chain. 125 

II Warrant to Col. Andrew Hamilton for charges of the post 

office. 126 

13 Indians of the five nations are ready to take up the hatchet 

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15 Collection of taxes and disposition of the money collected. 

Printing of public papers. Confirmatory patent for land 
at Harlem granted to John Low. 127 

16 Measures for the defence of the frontiers. Military accounts 

referred to a committee. 128 

18 Various accounts referred to a committee for examination. 
Order on a petition by Henry Ranslear about the bark- 

s- 

antine Orange. I2g 

22 The assembly dissolved. 129 

23 The field officers in the province called together to delib- 

erate on measures for the defence of the frontiers. 130 

24 Opinions of the field officers to be printed. Col. Caleb 

Heathcote of Westchester thanked " for his care and plain- 
ness " in bringing the militia of his county to a right un- 
derstanding of the governor's doings. 130 

25 Some members of the council interested in accounts referred 

to them for audit request that others be appointed. War- 
rants: for payment of officers on the frcr-tiers; to Henry 
van Rensselaer for transportation of soldiers. Arnout 
(Viele's) petition referred to the mayor of Albany. War- 
rants: to Peter de Rimier for glass windows in the fort; 
to Elisha Parker for firewood. Military accounts and mus- 
ter rolls. 131 
May 2 Patent for lands above Antonios Nose on Hudson river 
* granted to Theunis Dekey. Warrants: to Dirck Wessells 
for entertaining sachems of the five nations; to James 
Spencer for carpenter work on the barracks. Electioneer- 
ing. 132 
9 Forces coming from Nassau (L. I.) to have free ferriage. 
Order upon a petition of Thos. Coker. Assembly to be 
called. Orders: on petition by Dirck Schepmoos about 
land;summoning Gerard Beeckman upon a complaint of 
the justices of Kings county. Warrant to John Theuniss 
for a " scan for the use of the fort." 133 
13 Unofficial report of the death of the queen; order in conse- 
quence. 134 

16 Accounts of the collector and receiver-general read and 

signed. Warrants to the collector for his and other offi- 
cers' salaries. Accounts of John Abeel mayor of Albany, 
Daniel Honan, Joachim Staats and Peter Bogardus referred 
to a committee. Patent for land on Staten Island granted 
to Daniel Perrin. 134 

17 Writs of election for members of the assembly to be is- 

sued. 135 

20 Death of the queen Confirmed; address of condolence to be 

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23 Warrants: to Joachim Staats and to Peter Bogardus for 
military transportation; to Daniel Honan for firewood; 
to John Abeel for bricks to the Schenectady blockhouse 
and repairs of the fort at Albany. Queens county Indians 
renew their allegiance. 136 

30 Address to the king signed and sent to Mr Blathwayte. 
Quartering of soldiers in New York and Albany. Two 
* negroes belonging to widow Susannah Elliot pardoned. 

Survey of John Vincent's meadow ordered. Moses Levi 
granted denization. Patent for land at Southampton, L. I. 
granted to Josiah Hobbart. Account of Giles Gaudineau 
surgeon to the grenadeers referred to a committee. Lucas 
Tienhoven and John Cornelius granted license to purchase 
Indian land on David de Marez creek in Orange county. 137 

June 13 Connestagioena and Half Moon to be regarrison^d with 
troops from the other colonies. Col. Bayard to buy the 
necessary pots, spoons, etc. for Albany soldiers. Warrant 
to Stephen Cortlandt for money advanced for public use. 
Attorney-general to prosecute in the court of exchequer 
people refusing additional duties. Committees appointed: 
to consider custom-house rules; to examine carpenters' ac- 
counts for work done in the fort. Order on petition by 
the owners of the Orange for remission of fines. Patent 
for land on Staten Island granted to John Vincent. 138 

18 Address of thanks to the king for sending over troops. The * 
officers and soldiers to receive a present to drink the king's 
health. 139 

p. m. Reports from Col. Ingoldsby of the French marching to- 
wards Albany and from Maryland of a French fleet coming 
to attack New York. One of the two companies arrived 
from Boston under Capts. Weems and Hide to be sent 
to Albany. Military accounts. 140 

20 Military accounts. Patent for land in New York granted to 
Tobias Stautenburgh. Svtrvey of Indian land purchased 
by Lucas Tienhoven and John Cornelius ordered. Order 
on petition by Francis Pape regarding customs duties. 140 

27 Account of Surgeon Giles Gaudineau audited; others referred 
to a committee. Warrants: to Capt. Benjamin Phips and 
Peter Matthews for pay of their companies, dismissed May 
1st; to Major Peter Schuyler for subsistence of four com- 
panies and for incidental charges; to John Abeel for re- 
, pairing the fort at Albany; to James Spencer for material 
etc. to the barracks. Patent for a house and lot in New 
York city granted to Warner Wessells and John William- 
sen Neering. Form of a commission for holding courts of 
judicature to be framed. 141 



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28 Connecticut refuses to send troops and is again requested 
to do so. Warrants to Daniel Honan for incidental ex- 
penses. Addition to the governor's lodgings in the fort. 142 
July 4 Warrant to Stephen Cortlandt for money advanced to the 

troops in the late revolution. 143 

II New England and Pennsylvania refuse to assist New York 
against the French. Le Reaux to be tried. Governor's 
lodgings to be enlarged. Governor not to go to Albany. 
Warrants: to Daniel Honan for firewood; to John Clapp 
clerk of the assembly for salary. Michael Hawdon's ac- 
count for entertaining Capt. Paxton's pinace crew and for 
going express to Albany referred. Warrants for salaries 
of government officers. Patent for land in Marbletown 
granted to John Ward. Salary of printer increased. War- 
rant to David Jamison clerk of council for incidental and 
clerical charges. I44 

15 Correspondence with Connecticut about military assistance. 
Conference with five nations and river Indians at Albany. 
Schachkook Indians desire assistance to build a fort; 
granted. River Indians not to go hunting in New Eng- 
land. 14s 

25 Rhode Island offers other than military assistance; not ac- 
cepted men must come. Punishment for deserting. War- 
rant to Stephen Cortlandt for things furnished to soldiers. 
Capt. Peter Matthews called upon for an account of things 
furnished to his company. Peter Schuyler to get the same 
from the other companies. Warrant to John Pelletreaux 
for candles used in the fort. Daniel Honans accounts. 
Memorials of Major Anthony Brockholls. Widow Ber- 
riman and Nich's Blanck referred to a committee. War- 
rants: to Michael Hawdon for his account (p. 144); to John 
Abeel for payinent of loyalists in Leisler's time. I47 

Aug. I Deserters from New York troop caught at Fairfield, Ct., 
and rescued by the mob. Soap for the soldiers. Care of 
sick soldiers at Albany. Warrant to Robert Smith for 
transporting timber to the fort. 148 

5 A French privateer reported on the coast; reports of depreda- 
tions at Martins Vineyard; the royal ship Richmond sent 

after her; the brigantine Charles, Huxford commander 

sailing for a wreck on the Isle of Sables to take reinforce- 
ments for the Richmond but cannot. I49 
8 Le Reaux acquitted. Money collected for redeeming the 
prisoners in Algiers to be used for the chapel in the fort. 
Accounts of Major Brockholls, Widow Berriman and 
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of Lieut. David Schuyler and accounts of Jacob Monen, 
Cooley the blacksmith, and Capt. Peter Matthews re- 
ferred to a committee. Officers' lodgings in the fort need 
new furniture. 150 

IS Virginia will send troops to New York. Warrant to Jacob 
Moenen for armourer work. Report on furniture in offi- 
cers' lodgings. Permission granted to Marten Cregyer 
to build a house at Albany. Military accounts of Captains 
Weems and Hide, Majors Schuyler and Howell referred to 
a committee. Warrants: to Peter Schuyler and Col. In- 
goldsby for pay of their companies; to Col. Ingoldsby for 
firewood; to John Cockburn for paving bastions in the 
fort; to Dirck van der Burgh for travelling on public service 
to Maryland; to John Rosie for like travel to Canada; to 
Chaplain Alex. Innes for salary. Survey of land purchased 
by Lucas Tienhoven and John Cornelius shows they want 
100,000 acres; considered too much; may have 1000 each. 
Patent granted tp Martha Ashfordby and her daughters, 
Susan, Mary, Helen, Ann and Katherine for land at Mar- 
bletown originally patented to her husband. Confirmatory 
patent granted to Hendrick Hansen. Gov. Fletcher to go 
to Albany and meet the five nations who are to be called 
by Major Schuyler. » 151 

18 French intend to resettle Cadaracqui and Indians want help 
' to prevent them. Troops sent to the Mohawk castles. 
Connecticut repeats its refusal of assistance against the 
French; again written to. 153 

24 Warrants: to Major Peter Schuyler for victualling troops; 
and for pay of his company; to Capt. James Weems and 
Wm. Hide for incidental military charges; to John Terevitt 
for military transportation. Various accounts referred to 
a committee. The governor to start for Albany on the 
7th of September. 154 

29 Letter from Gov. Nicholson of Maryland accrediting Thos. 
Tasker, read and answered. Petition of Capt. Ebenezar 
Wilson referred to a committee. Charges for the gov- 
ernor's journey and Indian presents. Thos. Tasker treas- 
urer of Maryland offers pecuniary assistance in place of 
troops; accepted. Old 'Maryland bills of exchange. Form 
of a commission for holding courts considered. Isaac 
Naptali granted denization. Warrant to Capt. Peter 
Matthews for incidental charges. Accounts for firewood 
and " rascarricks " referred. License to purchase Indian 
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Sep. I Report from Albany that the French have retaken Cada- 
racqui. Five nations cannot come to Albany and the 
governor is not to go there. Indians want 500 men to 
help them; other colonies to furnish troops but none ex- 
pected from New England. 157 
5 Warrants: to Capt. Thos. Clarke for military transportation 
in Leisler's time; to Major Peter Schuyler for Indian pro- 
visions; to Dan'l Honan for firewood and deal boards for 
the fort; to Joseph Johnson for gun whals. Expenditures 
to be examined. Warrants: to Col. Rich'd Ingoldsby for 
firewood at Albany; to Robert Livingston for salary as 
sub-collector. Salary of the sub-collector at Albany 
changed. Warrant to Dirck van der Burgh for brick- 
layer work in the fort. Accounts of carpenters and porters 
referred-. The governor to grant commissions for holding 
courts of king's bench, common pleas, and exchequer ac- 
cording to act of assembly. Warrant to Wm. Pinhorne 
for expenses of governor's journey to Albany. Maryland 
bills to be sold. 157 
24 The governor reports on his journey to Albany; the French 
have again settled at Cadaracqui but cannot be driven out 
without help from other colonies; proposes to send an 
agent to England to represent state of affairs; conference 
held' with Indians at Albany. Warrant to Domine Dellius 
for repairing a house for the Indians. Petition of soldiers 
from Major Baxter's company referred. Capt. Sanders 
Glenn's account referred. Warrant to Col. Stephen Cort- 
landt for expressage paid to Albany. 159 

28 Measures to be laid before the assembly. French protes- 

tants (not named) granted denization. Land 20 miles 
above Schenectady granted to Nich's Bayard. Survey of 
boundary lines in Flatlands ordered. iSg 

29 Wm. Merritt nominated mayor of New York. Celebration 

of English victories and of capture of Namur. 160 

Oct. I Petition for land in Ulster county by Thomas Noxon referred 
to representatives from the county. Returns of collected 
taxes called for. 161 

3 Warrants: to Wm. Mosse for porterage; to Capt. John de 
Peyster for lead given to Indians. Accounts of Robert 
Livingston, of Thos. Winne and governor's expenses to 
Albany referred to committees. Lt. Gov. Stoughton of 
Boston sends money for Indian presents. Warrant to Ed- 
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10 Patent granted to Thos. Noxon. Warrants: for the payment 

of Major Baxter's company; to Thos. Robinson for work 
in the fort. Patent for land at Sequatage granted to Thos. 
and Rich'd Willett. 162 

11 License to purchase Indian lands in Ulster county granted to 

Thos. Anthony and Bernard Swartod, Elias Hun, Peter 
Ginand and Isaac Cadebeck. Warrant to John Abeel for 
repairs in the fort of Albany. Petition of Lieut. Thos. 
Sharpas referred. Warrant to Robert Weight for boat hire. 162 
14 Chidley Brooke and Domine Dellius to go as provincial 
agent to England; committee appointed to draw up in- 
structions for them. 163 

16 Buildings near the blockhouse not to be allowed and the 

blockhouse to be repaired. 163 

17 Account of Daniel Honan for furnishing officers quarters 

referred. Warrants: to James Wells for carpenter work in 
the fort; to Daniel Honan for firewood. Order on petition 
of Bathstina Wessells against her brother John Pell. 
Survey of land at Coxsinck in Ulster county ordered for 
Tjerck Claes de Witt. Warrant to Lieut. Thos. Sharpas 
■ for salary. 163 

18 Warrants: to Daniel Honan for officers furniture and for 

incidental expenses; for salaries of government officers. 164 

24 Arrears of taxes for Suffolk called in. Accounts of the re- 

ceiver-general signed; warrants to same for salaries of him- 
self and employees; appointments of deputies by the same 
during his absence in England as agent. 164 

25 Warrants: to Wm. Pinhorne for expenses of governor's last 

journey to Albany and Indian presents; to Robert Livings- 
ton for incidental expenses in the Albany fort. John Pell 
and his sister Wessells to be examined by a committee (p. 
163). 165 

30 Warrants: to Chidley Brooke for salary; to Daniel Honan 

for maps of Canada and the lakes prepared by Aug. 
Graham; for pay of the agents in England. 166 

31 Warrants to John Clapp clerk of the assembly for fees etc. 166 
Nov. I Indian affairs. Warrant to Thomas Monsey for expenses 

as deputy collector. 167 

4 Correspondence with Gov. Nicholson of Maryland about 
assistance sent to England. Warrant to Chidley Brooke 
for Maryland bills. 167 

14 Order on petition by Thos. Milton master of the dogger 
ketch Success bound from Jamaica to Madera. Warrant 
to John Pelletreaux for candles. New Utrecht boundary 
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protestants from Ulster county granted extension of pur- 
chasing licenses. Various accounts referred. Warrant to 
Daniel Honan for incidental charges in the fort. 168 

Warrants: to James Virtue for cutting the kings arms in 
brass; to Lt. Col. Gabr. Monviell.e for soap to the soldiers; 
to Joseph Johnson for gun wheels; to James Wells and 
to James Spencer for carpenter work in the fort; to Lieut. 
Thos. Sharp for salary as gunner at Albany; to Jacob 
Moenen for gunsmith work; to And'w Hamilton for the 
post office. Pennsylvania accounts referred. Petition of 
John Mila referred to the mayor and elders of the French 
church. Warrants: to John Cockburn for paving the 
bastions; to Major Peter Schuyler for making a well at 
Onondaga. Scarcity of corn in the province. The ketch 
Success to be surveyed as to its seaworthiness by Fred. 
Philipps and Caleb Heathcote of the council, John Scrougy 
and Thos. Cleaves masters of ships, Elias Puddington, Wm. 
Hellaker, Benj. Herring, and Clement Elsworth master 
builders. Patents for land granted to Ellis Duxbury, Mark 
Dusachoy and Jacob Lockermans. 169 

Various accounts referred to committees. Josiah Hobbarts 
patent for land in Easthampton corrected. Orders on peti- 
tions: for land at the Gowannos by Ariaen Bennet; by 
Jeremiah Smith and others for remission of a fine. Sea- 
men of the ketch Success to be discharged for the winter. 
Amount of grain and flour in the city. 170 

Report from New England that 1500 Canadians intend to 
attack Albany. Connecticut troops to march over land. 171 

Warrants: to Aert Elbertse for boat hire; to Stephen Cort- 
landt for soldiers' provisions. Buildings round the block- 
house. License to purchase land in Orange county granted 
to Claes Janse and seven others. 171 

Order upon petition by John Laurence. Gerrit Duycknighs 
account referred. Manor of Kingsfield at Schoharie. 
Correspondence from Maryland about assistance. Action 
on petition by the mayor etc. deferred. 172 

Gov. Treat of Connecticut wants provisions for the troops 
coming from his colony. 172 

Court of oyer and terminer in Ulster county. Col. Henry 
Beeckman appointed judge of the common pleas for Ulster 
county vice Thos. Garton refusing to sit. Captain George 
Lockhart appointed surgeon-general. i73 

Warrant to Nichs. Bayard for freight of gun wheels. Carpen- 
ters account. Petition for incorporation by the minister 
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and John Talman appear for Flushing, L. I. on the com- 
plaint of John Laurence. Order on complaint by Isaac 
Smith and others against the justices of Queens county. 
Arian Bennet and Simon Aertsen to have land according 
to their patents. Balthazar Bayard wants permission to 
build a malthouse near the fort. License to purchase land 
granted to Jacob Rutse and company. Revenue measures 
to be laid before the assembly. Proclamation of thanks- 
giving for the king's return to England to issue. Warrant 
to government officers for salaries. John Denny. Patents 
granted to Abr. Lutein and Daniel Shotwell. 173 

16 Account of Dirck van der Burgh for building in the fort 
referred. Balth. Bayard may build a malthouse near the 
fort. Order on complaint by John Laurence vs Flushing. 
Warrant to David Jamison for stationery. 175 

23 Order on repeated complaint by Isaac Smith vs Justices 

Hicks and Whitehead of Queens county. 175 

Feb. 6 Petition of Joseph Budd for a patent refused as illegal. 
Dennis Theunisse justice of the peace in Richmond county 
does not want to serve as tax coHector in New Utrecht, 
L. I. Land granted on Staten Island to Daniel Lake. 
French protestants granted denization. Isaac Smith and 
justices of Queens county. 175 

13 Warrants: to Col. Bayard and Col. Heathcote for incidental 
expenses; to James Wells for carpenter work in the fort; 
to John Denny for pay as soldier. Account of timber for 
the fort referred. Petition for land in Westchester county 
by John Harrison referred to the surveyor-general, Joseph 
Theale, Joseph Purdy, and Joseph Horton. 176 

20 Correspondence with Gov. Nicholson about assistance. Col. 
Heathcote and Aug. Graham granted license to purchase 
land on Hudson river. Dechamps' accounts referred. 
Order on petitions for land by Joseph Budd and John 
Harrison. 177 

2^ Arent Fredericke pays in money from Boston for Indian 
presents. Bills received from Virginia and Maryland to 
be stated. Proclamation to issue for a day of fasting. 
Petition of Capt. Peter Mathews referred to the mayor. 177 

Mar. S Warrants: to Dirck van der Burgh for buildings in the fort; 
Isaac Dechamps for ironwork; to John Cortlandt for 
military transportation by Evert Jansen; to John Pelle- 
treaux for candles; to Abr'm de Peyster for incidental 
charges; to Gerrit Duyckingh for painters work in the 
fort; to Gabriel Monvielle to replace an old warrant. Mr 
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town. Warrant to Col. Cortlandt for timber in the fort. 
John Harrison's purchase of land. Mr Emott to act as 
attorney for Miles Forster vs Lockermans. 178 

12 Case between Ettie Leisler and Miles Forster deferred. Peti- 
tion of Thomas Noxon to be sheriff of Ulster county re- 
ferred. Petition of Timothy Halstead and others for 
remission of fine not granted. Saviott Broussard alias 
Dechamps and his wife Marie Chintrier granted denization. 179 

ig Warrant to Dirck van der Burgh for work on the chapel; 
assembly to be asked for money to finish it. Warrants: 
to John Wessells for transporting timber to it; to Mr 
Forster for locks in the fort. Order on petitions by John 
Kip and Thos. Wenham. Sheriff of Ulster county. Peti- 
tion of members of the church of England for license to 
purchase land between the kings garden and the burying 
ground granted (Trinity church). Petition of Gerrit 
Travis deferred at the request of Humphrey Underbill. 
Town of Rye to have a patent. Town of Westchester to 
be incorporated as a city. Leisler and Forster. 180 

26 Warrant to Capt. John Kip for pay of his company. Ac- 
counts referred and acted upon. Survey of land on Staten 
Island in the rear of Curtis ordered for Nath'l Brittain. 
Fortifications. Petition of Caleb Heathcote for land be- 
tween the kings garden and low water mark referred to a 
committee. ^81 

Ap. 2 Warrant to Col. St. Cortlandt for incidental expenses. Peter 
Melott's account referred. Petitions for land patents by 
Jan Harmense and by Gerryt Jansen Roos granted. Quit- 
rents. Gerryt Jansen Roos receives a confirmatory grant 
of the slaughterhouse. Patent and lease for 41 years to 
Caleb Heathcote. Charter for the Dutch church granted. 
Patent to Capt. Kip granted. 182 

9 No corn to be exported from Albany. Order for the arrest 
of Ryer Schermerhorn on complaint of Capt. Sanders 
Glenn for obstructing repairs to the fortifications. Dutch 
church charter. ^°^ 

10 Order on petition by John Cuyler for license to export corn 
from Albany. Ground behind the wind mill granted to 
Capt. Kip. Warrant to John Glenn for incidental charges 
at Schenectady. Major Schuyler's accounts referred. 1S3 

IS Mr Ranslear's accounts referred. Warrants: to Andrew 
Hamilton for the post office service; to justices for salaries. 
Goods brought from Boston by Isaac Le Noir and family 
admitted duty free. Warrants to Major Peter Schuyler for 
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the Albany hospital and to Indians and for repairs of main- 
guard. 184 
16 Charter of Westchester. Licenses to purchase land granted: 

to Col. Beeckman; to Engeltie Anthony. John Cuyler. 185 

20 Major Schuyler's accounts for a voyage to Onondaga re- 

ferred. Connecticut asked for men. 185 

22 Proclamation to be issued for the encouragement of enlisting. 185 

2S Warrant to Peter Melott for blacksmith work in the fort. 
Warrants: to Major Schuyler for pay of his company; to 
Major Wessells for pay as town major and muster master 
at Albany; to Hendrick Ranslaer for military transporta- 
tion; to Wm. Teller. 186 

24 Warrant to Wm. Nicoll. Taxes from Ulster county in 

arrears. 186 

28 Correspondence with Gov. Nicholson of Maryland about 
assistance given by Virginia. Recruiting money. Ulster 
county taxes. Thos. Noxon to be sheriff of Ulster county. 
Pay of Major Peter Schuyler's company. Arrears of taxes. 187 

30 Ryer Schermerhorn before the council and put under bail for 

his appearance before the next supreme court. 188 

May 10 News from Albany of damage done by the French. Troops 
to be sent up; no quorum of council present the matter 
is deferred. 188 

II Quorum present. Capt. Martin Gerritse justice of the peace 
in Albany county and 3 others killed by French and In- 
dians. Proclamation to issue offering a reward for killing 
a Frenchman or a French Indian (see N. Y. col. mss, 
40:160). Complaint of Lieut. Roger Wright vs Capt. Wm. 
Hyde referred to a committee (see N. Y. col. mss, 40:161). 
Lt. Gov. Stoughton asks permission to purchase flour and 
bread; granted. Warrants: to Col. Rich'd Ingoldsby for 
firewood to the Albany garrison; to James Wells for 
carpenter work in the fort. Patent for land granted to 
Widow Pauling. Dutch church Charter signed. Rule 
for navigation on the Hudson. 189 

14 Deserters and mutineers at Albany pardoned. Exportation 
of corn from Albany. Order on a complaint of six French- 
men in Ulster against Rutsen & Co. about land matters. 
Quarters for officers in Albany. Warrant to Dirck van 
der Burgh for masonwork on the chapel. Farmers of 
the excise. John Harrison's patent. 190 

21 Thanksgiving for "the discovery of a plot against King Wil- 

liam (see N. F.' col. mss, 40:164). Warrant to Daniel 
Honan for firewood to the fort. Farmers of the excise. 
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express messenger. Blacksmith account. David Lloyd 
and Isaac Norris granted letters of administration on the 
estate of Thos. Lloyd deceased. Arrears of taxes in New 
York city. Capt. Wm. Hyde and Lieut. Roger Wright. 
Order on petition by Nich's Bayard for confirmatory 
patents. License to purchase land on Byram river granted 
to John Brundage. John Harrison's patent. Petition by 
Capts. Wilson and Clarke concerning Half Moon granted. 
Officers' quarters in Albany. 191 

Letters from Sir Edmond Andros governor, and Mr Byrd 
auditor, of Virginia with money for the campaign received. 
Arrears of taxes in Queens county. 192 

Celebration ordered for discovery of the plot in England. 
Connecticut evades giving assistance. 193 

Petition by Gabriel Ludlow and John Sipkins referred to a 
committee. Survey of land petitioned for by William 
Tillier ordered. Warrant to Peter Melott for blacksmith 
work in the fort. Capt. Hyde's account to be sent to 
England. Officers' quarters in Albany. Warrants: to 
Dirck van der Burgh for leathers in the fort; to John 
Cobrun for stone cutter's work in the fort; to Capt. Wm. 
Hyde for charges in pursuing deserters. Order relating to 
the purchase of land by Rutsen & Co. and by Swartod & 
Co. at Waghhackemmick, Ulster county. George Ryer- 
son's petition referred. 193 

Petition of Ludlow and Sipkins granted. Warrants: to Wm. 
Nicoll; to Stephen Cortlandt for Mr Povey; to Daniel 
Honan for firewood. No corn to be exported from New 
York. Warrant to Col. Rich'd Ingoldsby for garrison 
firewood at Albany. Arrears of taxes. Petitions for land 
granted: by Abr'm Lakeman on Staten Island near Barker 
and Bartlett; by Aug. Graham. Taxes in Suffolk county. 
Eliza Williamse granted license to collect money for the 
redemption of her husband from slavery in Salee. Order 
to disarm and imprison all Roman catholics. Receiver- 
general's accounts signed. Showanoes complain against 
the Senecas. Address of congratulation to the king 
signed. I94 

Order on petition by Samuel Bayard for land in Orange 
county. Hendrick Tenyck granted license to purchase 
land. Order on petition for land by Daniel Honan and 
Mich'l Howdon. 196 

Orders and rules for quartering officers in Albany. Simon 
Young to be sheriff of Albany county vice John Apple 
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25 Warrants: to Robert Livingston for incidental charges in 

Fort Albany; to John Clapp for salary. Patent petitioned 
for by John Harrison granted to Wm. Nicoll, Eben. Wil- 
son, David Jamison, John Harrison and Samuel Height. 
Law-suit between Arian Bennet and Simon Aertsen, Emott 
and Tudor attorneys. Petitions for land: by Nathaniel 
Brittain; by Abr'm Lakeman; by Col. Cortlandt and 
Jacques Pullion granted. 197 

26 License to export grain granted to Philipp Schuyler. Price 

of bread. 198 

29 Lt. Gov. Stoughton of Massachusetts is granted permission 
to export a sloop load of provisions (see N. Y. col. mss, 
40:173). Exportation of grain considered. 198 

July 2 Appointments: Wm. Pinhorne to be judge; Wm. Sharpas 
register, and Richard Stoaks marshall of the admiralty 
court. Lieut. Roger Wright vs Capts. Weems and Hyde. 
Gov. Hamilton of New Jersey wants Capt. Peter Matthews 
to beat the drum for recruits in his colony. Survey of 
land for Wm. Barker ordered. Prohibition to export grain 
taken oi¥ for 8 days (see N. Y. col. mss, 40:178). 199 

9 Rob't Sanders granted a license to purchase land. Salary 
of Robt. Livingston as sub-collector at Albany. Informa- 
tion by Lieut. George Sydenham vs Capt. Hyde read. 
Taxes in Suffolk county. News from Albany about French 
movements (see Doc. hist. N.Y. 1:323; Q 1:207). Military 
quarters at Albany. 200 

II Petition by prisoners made by Capt. William Kidd com- 
mander of the galley Adventure, granted (see N. Y. col. mss, 
40:179-80). Taxes in Suffolk county. 201 

16 Quotas of men from Virginia and Maryland to be substituted 
by quotas of money. Charges made against Gov. Fletcher 
in England referred to the council. Royal present to the 
Indians received. Money collected for redemption of 
slaves at Salee to be applied for Trinity church (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 40:182). Lieut. Sydenham vs Capt Hyde. 201 

20 Maryland disputes pecuniary liabilities. Act for trade and 
navigation to be enforced. Exchange of French prisoners. 
Gov. Fletcher on the charges against him and on " Mr 
Livingston's case." 202 

23 French prisoners of war. Trinity church. Warrant to the 
chief justice for salary. Lieut. George Sydenham resigns 
and Lieut. Reeckford or Young are recommended for his 
place in Capt. James Weems company. 203 

27 Reports from Connecticut and Onondaga about French 

movements (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:323-24; Q 1:207-8). 
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31 Five nations call for assistance against the French (see Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 1:324; Q 1:283). Governor wants to go and 
members of the council raise money on their personal 
security. 205 

Aug. 2 Trade and navigation act. French movements. Proclama- 
ation to issue warning people to have their arms in order. 
Militia to be called out. Letter from the governor to the 
council with instructions how to act during his absence at 
the frontiers. 205 

3 People near the highlands of Neversink to be on the lookout 

for French ships. Fortifications. 206 

4 Embargo laid upon all outward bound ships till September i. 207 
7 News from Delaware of a ship taken in the bay by the 

French. 207 

9 Capt. Evans of the station-ship Richmond wants a sloop. 
Mr Graveradt reports having been chased by French ships 
while going to Delaware. 207 

18 The governor returned and his proceedings at Albany on 

Aug. 7th are entered as follows: 207 

Speech of the governor on the situation (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 
1:341-45; Q 1:217-19). Oneida sachems in town sent for. 
Report of committee on Indian affairs. Commission and 
instructions for Peter Schuyler, Rev. Godfrey Dellius, 
Major Dirck Wessells and the mayor of Albany to treat 
with the five nations. Money to be paid to Rev. Mr 
Dellius for the charges of the commissioners. Connecticut 
men marching to Albany. Onondaga and Oneida Indians 
to be supplied with corn. Taxes in arrears. 207 

23 Pemaquid fort taken by two French ships (see Hough, 
New York Pemaquid. p. 134). Count Frontenac reported to have . 
orders for the taking of Albany and Schenectady. The 
governor expresses his readiness to take the field. Winter 
clothing for troops at Albany. More men wanted from 
Connecticut and New Jersey. Council object to the gov- 
ernor's going. The Richmond to cruise between Delaware 
and Block Island. 213 

27 Petition of Peter Chock against the sheriff (see N. Y. col. mss, 
40:190) referred. Arrears of quitrents in Schenectady re- 
mitted. Patent granted to Giles Shelley. Warrant to 
Evert Bancker and Domine Dellius for Indian charges. 
Thos. Wenham, Jeremiah Tothill, Rob't Lurting and John 
Morris, in charge of the ship Sarah and Ellinor lately cap- 
tured by the French and driven to New York by distress 
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her goods. Chaplain Smith to examine Peter Mingo as 
to being fit for baptism. Rene Sunard purser of the French 
man of war. 213 

Sep. 3 Warrants: to Hendrick van Rensselaer for military trans- 
portation; to John Cobrun for paving the magazine mount. 
Land granted to Domine Dellius. License to Col. Beeck- 
man. Supply for the provincial agents. Capt. Brant 
Schuyler and Capt. Laurence Read to distribute money 
among the fusileers. 214 

10 Petition of Elizabeth Green referred to the overseers of the 
Sarah and Ellinor. Warrants: to John Pelletreaux and to 
James Wells for charges against the fort; to Corn's Low 
for military transportation. Petitions: of John Kesham; 
of Rob't Livingston, referred. Additional duty accounts. 
Report on a memorial of Capt. Weems approved (see 
N. y. col. mss, 40:193). 215 

12 The governor to go to Albany and meet the five nations. 
Indian presents increased. Major Schuyler to victual 
Albany troops. Assembly to adjourn. Clothing for the 
soldiers. Proclamation for taking deserters to issue (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 40:196). 216 

15 Col. Willet complains against Justice Thos. Stevens, Capt. 
Francis Doughty and Lieut. Edward Stevens for refusing 
to sign the association. Soldiers' clothing. Warrants: to 
Henry van Dyck for salary as surgeon at Albany; to Lieut. 
Thos. Sharp for salary as gunner (see A''. Y. col. mss, 40:192). 
License to purchase land granted to Henry Filkin. Robert 
Livingston. Mayor of New York city to be continued in 
office. 217 

17 Robert Livingston's commission; he is temporarily suspended 

from office as Indian agent (see N. Y. col. mss, 40:197). 218 

Oct. 12 The governor reports on his doings at Albany. Journal to 
be printed. Measures to be laid before the assembly. 
Accounts. Petitions granted: of Joseph Holmes for land 
in the rear of Vincent fountain granted; of Peter Minna 
and Anthony Tyce for land on Staten Island; of Col. 
Heathcote for license to purchase land between Scroton 
river and Harrison's purchase. 218 

14 Mayor and sheriff of New York sworn in. Account of public 

money in the receiver's hands called for. 219 

15 Warrants: to Nich's Bayard, to Stephen van Cortlandt, to 

Fred. Philippse, to Gabriel Monvielle for moneys advanced 
by them for military expenses; to Jacobus van Dyck for 
salary as surgeon at Schenectady. Surveyor Henry 
Cornelius Bogard to survey land: for Col. Smith; for John 
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22 French prisoners to be sent for exchange to England. Order 
on petition by Katherine Salway for exchange. Patent 
for land granted to Mr Barker. Sheriffs ordered to collect 
quitrents. Payment to Dirk van der Burgh. Rob't 
Livingston. Land in Westchester county to be surveyed 
for Caleb Heathcote according to Indian deed. 221 

26 Gov. Stoughton of Connecticut reports a squadron of French 

ships has gone to Pettiguavas. Petition of French and 
Livingston for importation of certain goods granted. 222 

28 Mayor of New York to have the city taxes collected arid paid 

to the receiver-general. 222 

30 Letters of denization granted to Erasmus Harrison. War- 
rants: to Harpert Jacobse for military transport; to Daniel 
Honan for Indian disbursements and military clothing; to 
Wm. Pinhorne for material in the fort. 222 

Nov. 2 Execution of an act of assernbly to be enforced. Soldiers 
to be paid. Land near the governor's garden to be leased 
to Caleb Heathcote for 41 years. Patent for land granted 
to Gerrit Roose. Surveys of land ordered on petitions by 
Col. Cortlandt and by Mr Tillier. Patents granted to 

Pullion, Col. Cortlandt, Simon Aertsen, and Elizabeth 

Peacock. 223 

3 Warrant to Col. Abr'm de Peyster for Col. Rich'd Ingoldsby's 

charges on the frontiers. 224 

5 Good news from Albany of a successful expedition against 

the French. Pay of soldiers. Col. Cortlandt, Col. Heathcote, 
and Daniel Honan advance money at 10^ to the govern- 
ment. Justice Stevens, Capt. Doughty, and Lieut. Stevens 
arrested for refusing to sign the association. Warrant to 
Eliz. Butler for nursing Dowick a sick soldier. 224 

6 Revenues fall short. Justice Stevens etc. have turned quakers 

and are dismissed from service. Pay of soldiers. Patent 

granted to Melle Caspers. 225 

10 Warrant to Dan'l Honan for soldiers' pay. Money advanced 

by Cortlandt and others returned. 225 

20 Gov. Fletcher absent on the frontiers. Pennsylvania sends 

by David Loyd money for the New York Indians. 226 

27 Payment ordered to Giles Shelley for transporting Reyne 

Sinard of the French man of war. 226 

Dec. 29 Flints for muskets required at Albany. Taxes. Jacob 
Rutsen justice of the peace refuses to account for taxes 
collected. Connecticut called upon for troops. Mr NicoU 
wants more land. 227 

1697 
Feb. 2 Punishment to be inflicted upon the body of a dead negro 

sentenced for murder before his natural death. 227 



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Mar. I Thomas Clarke appointed prosecuting attorney for the trial 

of vessels trading illegally. 228 

25 Governor Fletcher, returned, reports on a conference with 
Onondaga sachems. Indian afifairs. Exportation of grain 
from Albany prohibited. Domine Dellius' account. War- 
rants for salaries of civil officers. Excise in Albany, 
Dutchess and Ulster counties. Proclamation to have a day 
of thanksgiving for the king's return to England. Petition 
of -John Massey referred. Petition of Wm. Shaw to be 
storekeeper at Albany granted. Quitrents at Katskill, 
Kinderhook, and Cockshaky. Orders on petitions: of 
Meyndert Frederickse; of Conrad Bonghard. 228 

27 A new map of the Indian country ordered to be made. Ab- 
stract of taxes and law book required. Col. Schuyler, 
Major Wessells, Jan Janse Bleecker, John Schuyler, and 
Evert Bancker to manage the building of new barracks at 
Albany. Rye afifairs. 230 

29 Order on a petition of Mr Butler for entry of his vessel. 331 
Ap. I Rye affairs. The station-ship Richmond to be surveyed by 
Mayor Wm. Merrit, Alderman Robert Darkins, John 
Smart and David Collings mariners, Wm. Pell, Ben. 
Herring, Clement Elsworth and Wm. Hollaker, carpenters. 
Order on petition of the secretary for land. 231 

8 John Ward objects to a patent for Tjerck Claes de Witt. 
Warrants: to Jacob Mayle for iron guns; to Stephen van 
Cortlandt to buy a new boat for the fort. Firewood for 
the Albany garrison. Account of Domine Dellius audited 
and adjusted. Warrants: to the city of Albany for military 
expenses; to Col. Schuyler for money advanced to buy 
shoes for the soldiers; to John Mosse & Co. porters for 
work in the fort; to Mrs Nicolls as salary for her husband, 
Wm. Nicolls; to Major Dirck Wessells for soldiers' pay; 
to Capt. Peter Mathews for same. 232 

ID Petition of Thomas Williams for confirmatory patent 

granted. 233 

12 Council to be a committee for answering questions by the 

lords of trade. 233 

14 Indians of Queens county renew their allegiance. 234 

15 Patent for land in Dutches county granted to Col. Beeckman. 

Order on petition by John Provoost and Margaret Mauritz. 234 
22 Petition of Col. Beeckman for reduction of quitrent granted. 
■• Survey of land for Joost Metere ordered. Rye and Bed- 
ford claimed by Connecticut. 235 
May 6 False reports detain the meeting of the assembly. Boston 
vessel wrecked on Long Island. Charter for Trinity church 
to be drawn. Land at Matinconk granted to Lewis 



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1697 V. 7 

Morris. Johann Provoost and Marg't Mauritz. Land 
granted to Gulick and Lake. Various accounts referred. 
Warrants: to John Pelletreaux for candles to the fort; to 
Francis Leconte for subsisting two French female 
prisoners; to Daniel Honan for money advanced by him, 
Col. Cortlandt, and Col. Bayard. 235 

10 Connecticut's claim to Rye and Bedford. Indian affairs. 
James Stevens master of the ship Swift of Bristol before the 
council and allowed free entry. Taxes at Rye and Bedford. 237 

17 Supply of firewood to the garrison at Albany by John 

Barker and Isaac Caspers. 238 

20 Lot in Queen street, N. Y. granted to Major Merret. Lot 
granted to the secretary. Land in the Minissincks granted 
to Capt. Arent Schuyler. Excise at Albany. Dr Van 
Dyck's memorial referred. Various accounts referred. 
Warrants: to Lt. Col. Gabr. Monvielle for incidental 
charges; to James Wells for carpenter work in the fort; 
to Lieut. John Bulkeley for firewood to the garrison. 
Excise of New York to be let to the highest bidder at 
vendue in Geo. Rascarrick's house. Arrearages of taxes. 238 

22 Justice Theale of Rye reports that the inhabitants of Rye 
and Bedford do not want to belong to New York. Em- 
bargo laid on all vessels because of privateers on the coast. 
Supply of bread for the city to be considered. 239 

24 Rob't Livingston has failed to deliver letters from England. 
Rumors at Albany of a French- attack. Fireships. An- 
nexation of New York to Massachusetts. 240 

2^ Fireships. Warrants to Daniel Honan for levy money, and 
for expenses of governor's journey to Albany. Indian 
presents and soldiers' pay. Furniture for officers at Albany. 
Warrants: to Col. Nich's Bayard for Indian charges; to 
John Clap clerk of the assembly for charges. Expenses of 
the governor's journey to Pennsylvania. Warrants: to 
Stephen van Cortlandt for soldiers clothing and for inci- 
dental charges; to John Ashton storekeeper for firewood 
to the fort; to Thos. Monsey for sea charges; to Dirck 
van der Burgh for mason work in the fort; Daniel Honan 
resigns as accountant-general. Warrant to Jacob Moene 
armorer. Patent for land in Dutchess county granted to 
Caleb Heathcote, Augustine Graham, Henry Filkin, David 
Jamison, Henry Tenyck, John Aertsen, Wm. Creed, Jarvis 
Marshall and Jas. Emott, (Great nine partners). Survey 
of land for Thos. Laurence ordered, and for Thos. Codring- 
ton. Order on petition by John Cuyler. Land granted 
to Theunis Eghbertse. Survey ordered for Joost van 
Meter e. 243 



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31 City regiments of militia to be in readiness for defence. 
Supply of bread. Payment of salaries stopped. Corre- 
spondence with Connecticut. 243 



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Reversed side 

April Sentence by the court of oyer and terminer for New York 

county of John Keglenor for burglary. I 

J, Zr Sentence by same court of Cornelise Jansen for burglary in 

/ J' r[\ Col. Lewis Morris' house. 2 

iT ▼ ^ Presentment of Isabell King for infanticide. 2 

Presentment of Robert Whitty and his wife Elizabeth for 
enticing Daniel Hubbart to run away from his master 
^ / ' Isaac Deschamps. 4 

^ y Complaint of Gawen Lawrie, Edward Billing, John Hinde 

* and Edw. Read owners of the pink Golden Hinde by their 

attorney John Knight, against Robert Annett carpenter of 
New York for tresspass, and order of court thereon. 6 

Order of court on a complaint of Isaac Molyne inn holder, 
against Wm. Robinson mariner for tresspass. 9 

October Judgment in the case of Isaac Deschamps vs Robert Whitty 

and wife. 12 

List of cases before the court: Humphry Murray vs Darby 
Bryant; Edw. Taylar vs Peter Jacob Marius; Anthony 
Brockholls vs Christ. Deane; Christ. Deane vs Tho. 
Wandall; Ann Brittaine vs Simon Valentine; Abr'm 
Desoso vs Jacob Delong. 15 

Judgment in the case of Abr'm Corbett vs Joseph Benbrigge 

for debt. 16 

Judgment in re Sir Edm. Andros by Stephen Courtlandt and 

Phil. Wells his attorneys, vs Rich'd Pattishall for debt. 17 
Case of Thos. Wenham vs Phil. French referred to the next 

court. 19 

Judgment in re Robert Hamond vs Jarvis Marshall for illegal 
ejectment. 19 

April Presentments by the grand jury: against Hendrick Paulus 

for burglary on board the sloop Desire, Obediah Edwards 
master, also on board the sloop Sun, Edw. Webley master 
he has broken out of jail; against Isaac Defrees baker for 
using false weights; against Peter Johnson; against Hen- 
drick van Dyck; against Sarah Vanderspeigle; against 
Hugh Barnson all for the sarne ofifence. 24 

Bills brought in by the grand jury: ij-nimt Jirnh Tiflinlrn for 
a nuisance; against inhabitants of the Bevers Graft, Abr'm 
Delanoy, Hendr. Bowles, Jacob Lenden, Lawrence Colvelt 
and Jacob Fermon; against inhabitants of Mill street. 
Order in re Mathew Taylor vs John Crooke. 3f2 



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1697 V. 7 

Cases rjot tried: John Kiersted vs Walter Marshall; John 
Delavall vs Walter Marshall; Walter Marshall vs James 
Barbor; Joseph Lee vs Walter Marshall; David Dufoy vs 
the same, all in ejectment. 33 

Judgment in re Wallsall Cobble vs Dr George Lockhart and 
English Smith of London merchant. 33 

Judgment in re Wm. Hallett vs Simon Valentine van der 
Wilden. 43 

Judgment in re Lucas Santen vs George Heathcote. 45 

Order of court: Capt. Wallsall Cobbie discharged by virtue 

of a habeas corpus; Hugh Ridell to give bail for having 

stabbed Mich'l Vaughton; appraisal of the sloop Lancaster 

Joseph Hopper master, and Geo. Heathcote owner, ordered. 50 

October Judgment in re Matthew Taylor vs John Crooke for trespass 

and ejectment. 53 

Judgment in re Amsell Samuel Levy vs Simon Valentine 
van der Wilden for debt. 57 

Judgment in re Darby Bryant vs Wm. Griffeth and John 
Smith for trespass. 

Judgment in re Wm. Creed vs Peter Delanoy for ejectment. 




The remainder of " reversed side " is legislative minutes of the council, 
separately paged 1-129, and published in Journal of the legislative council of 
the colony of New York, 1:41-109. 



Vol. 8, pt I 1697-98 

June 2 Carriages for field pieces to be provided. Embargo on out- 
going vessels raised. Land granted to Stephen Cort- 
landt. 
3 Warrants: to John Cobrun stone cutter for paving the am- 
munition mount; to Evert Janse, Volkert van Hoose, 
Peter Bogardus and Francis Winne for military transpor- 
tation; to Henry Ranslaer for transporting military pro- 
visions; to Thomas Monsey for charges in letting the ex-, 
cise; to Caleb Heathcote and Nich's Bayard for lime and 
firewood; to the same for loss on Maryland bills. Survey 
of land for Humphry Davenport ordered. Orders on pe- 
titions: by Henry Francis Brestead; by Robert Griffin 
master of the ship Johanna, and Mathew Ling attorney for 
Richard Willet factor to the creditors of Tyrens and Cruger. 
Robert Livingston denies having received letters for the 
governor. 



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5 Case of Robert Griffin and Mathew Ling vs Onzel van 
Swieter and Cruger considered out of the jurisdiction of 
council. 
7 Permission given to export grain and provisions for the 
fleet and land forces at Newfoundland. 

10 Orders on petitions: of Thomas Wenham; of White & Co.; 
of Mr van Rensselaer, and of others. Various accounts 
referred. Van Swieten and Cruger. 

17 Order on petition by Mr Honeyman. Crew for the station 
ship Richmond. Small iron guns to be restored to Col. 
Lodwyck. Land granted: in Orange county and in New 
York city to Samuel Bayard; in Flushing to Samuel 
Height. Licenses to purchase land: on the Mohawk river 
to Col. Schuyler, Domine Dellius, Mr Wessells, Mr Banker 
and Judge Pinhorne; near Rockenkoway pond to Wm. 
Nicoll. Patents for land: between Southampton, South- 
old and Brookhaven, to be added to St Georges manor 
granted to Wm. Smith; at the highlands to Adolph Phil- 
ipps. Confirmatory patent for land on Staten Island to 
Leonard Lewis. Patents for land in Orange county 
granted: to Lucas Tienhoven; to Matthias Blanchan. An 
Indian wife murderer to be tried by the Suffolk court of 
. oyer and terminer. Order on petition by Matthew Plow- 
man. Patent for Cortlandt manor granted. 

21 Patent for land granted to Col. Bayard. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Capt. van Rensselaer and by inhabitants of Ulster 
county for remission of quitrents. Queries by the lords 
of trade to be answered. 

24 Payment of scouts. Orders on petitions: by Martin Cregier; 
by Gab. Monvielle; by Nicholas Stuyvesant. Warrants: 
to pay for work in the chapel; to Col. Stephen Cortlandt 
for soldiers pay and for timber to the fort; to Daniel Honan 
for plate in the chapel. Daniel Honan's resignation as ac- 
countant-general recommended to be accepted. Warrant 
to Col. Schuyler and Major Wessells for levy money. Capt. 
Joyner's petition referred. Livingston's petition referred. 
The secretary ordered to translate some papers from Dutch 
into English. 

28 Permission given to take provisions to Curagao. River In- 
dians on the Merrimack in New England. Pay of officers' 
servants. 
July r Warrants: to Chidley Brooke for salary as receiver-general 
and auditor-general; to Nich's Stuyvesant for a bell bor- 
rowed from him and broken; to Col. Peter Schuyler for 
incidental expenses. Bond for Alathew Plowman late col- 



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lector given by Cols. Cortlandt and Bayard. Warrants: 
to Miles Forster for ironwork in the fort; to Isaac 
Dechamps for same; to Col. Peter Schuyler and Major 
Dirck Wessells for money advanced; to Rob't Livingston 
for salary as sub-collector; to Col. Peter Schuyler for 
soldiers' pay. Confirmatory patent for lots in the city 
granted to Wm. Huddleston and John Rodman. Patent 
granted to Anth'y Tyse and Peter Minna. 6 

8 Orders on petition: by Dirck Hoghlandt; by Melle Casperse; 
by Christina Venvoos. Land granted to Matthias Hoogh- 
telingh. Report on repairs in the fort approved. Money 
granted by Pennsylvania in 1693. Warrants: to Col. Peter 
Schuyler for soldiers' blankets and for firewood; to Col. 
Cortlandt for firewood to the Albany garrison. No money 
in the treasury. Kings fa.rm to be let for the benefit of 
Trinity church. 7 

10 Col. Schuyler and Major Wessells report that they cannot 
raise money in Albany for support of the Indians. Rumors 
of a new governor coming and annexation to Boston pre- 
vent New York merchants from lending money. War- 
rant to Francis Winne for the use of Col. Schuyler and 
Major Wessells in paying scouts. Prompt payment of 
taxes urged by circular letters. 8 

15 Mr Laurence opposes a grant to the Widow Venvoos. The 
wreck of the bark Swallow on Long Island. Warrant to 
Fred. Philipps for timber to the fort. 9 

22 Indian affairs. Defence of the frontiers. Christina Ven- 

voos. Patents granted to Harrison & Co. and to John de 
Bruyn. Warrant to Johannes van Zant for turners work 
in the fort. Warrant formerly issued to Dirck van der 
Burgh recalled and four new ones issued each for ^ of 
the original. g 

23 Indian affairs. Col. Cortlandt to supply the New York 

garrison with firewood. 10 

29 Various accounts referred. Warrants: to Harpert Jacobse 
for transporting soldiers to Albany; to Col. Peter Schuyler 
to pay Isaac Casperse and Jobs Bleecker for firewood. 
Land on Staten Island ordered to be surveyed for Richard 
Morrell. Warrants for salaries. 10 

31 Patent for land on Mohawk river granted to Col. Schuyler 
and partners. Col. Schuyler's account referred. Major 
Dirck Wessells to collect all taxes and arrearages of taxes 
in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Confirmatory patent 
granted to Widow Venvoos. 11 

Aug. 4 Rumors from Rhode Island and Boston of an attack intended 

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5 Warrants: to Peter Jacob Marius for money advanced; to 
Col. Peter Schuyler for a debt due him by a soldier; to 
Stephen Cortlandt for firewood. Excise at Albany. 
Joseph Smith not to be tried by special commission. War- 
rant to David Jamison clerk of the council for this book 
of minutes. Dirck Hooghlandt's petition for land not 
granted, it being in Gravesend patent. I2 

19 Confirmatory patents granted to Abr'm Lakeman; and to 
Egbert Teunisse and Barent Albertse Bradt. Survey of 
land for Anthony Bagley ordered. Warrants: to Peter 
Bogardus for transportation of soldiers; to Capt. John 
Merrett for a recruiting journey to Connecticut. Survey 
of land for Jan Svi^ebringh ordered. Warrant to Col. Peter 
Schuyler for salary as commissary. Lease of Kings farm 
for 7 years to be given to Trinity church. Warrant to Col. 
Nich's Bayard to pay express messengers from Ulster 
county. 12 

Sep. 2 Patent for land granted to John Cuyler. Warrants: to 
Daniel Honan as overseer of the workmen in the fort; to 
Giles Gaudineau for nursing a French prisoner. Accounts 
referred. Warrants: to Col. Stephen Cortlandt for pay 
of express messengers from Albany; to Giles Shelley for 
passage of Reyne Sinard a French prisoner. Orders: on 
petition by Jacob Lockermans; on a memorial relative to 
arrears of quitrents in Ulster county. 13 

7 Order relative to an examination into prizes and privateers 

by Mr Jennings and Mr Robinson. 14 

9 Patent for city lots granted to Thomas Roberts. Order on 

petition by Balthazar Bayard. 14 

20 Order on petition by Ebenezar Dennis and Edward Streete 

quartermaster of the bark Dorothy privateer against Capt. 
John Evans of the Richmond. Patents granted: to W"m. 
NicoU for Raconckonny pond and land on Mannetasquett 
river; to John Cornelius for his son Benjamin for land 
at Ramepogh, Orange county. Order on a petition of 
Patrick Waldron a sick soldier. 14 

21 Capt. John Evans defends his proceedings against the bark 

Prophet Daniel, and Dorothy. 15 

28 Order on petition by David Collins concerning the pink 

Blossom. Land in Orange county granted to Cornelius 
Clausen. The case of the Prophet Daniel. 15 

29 Major William Merrett nominated for mayor of New York 

and Capt. Ebenezar Wilson for sheriff. 16 

30 Warrant of survey granted to Aeltie Slegtenhorst. French 

prisoners. The case of the bark Prophet Daniel decided. 



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Payment ordered to Col. Peter Schuyler for a debt due by 
Serg't Berryford. Warrants: to Lieut. Thos. Sharp for 
salary as gunner at Albany; to David Hendrix for trans- 
porting the governor's baggage from Pennsylvania. 
Order on a memorial by Col. de Peyster relative to stores 
imported by Griffith. The attorney-general to prosecute 
delinquent taxpayers. 16 

Oct. 14 Collection of taxes to be enforced, the earl of Bellomont 
not having arrived with money for the soldiers as ex- 
pected. Petition of Joseph Smith referred. Mayor and 
sheriff sworn in. Proclamation by the mayor etc. of Al- 
bany against the exportation of grain approved. Land at 
Waghaghkemek granted to Codeber & Co. Order on 
petition for land by Peter Hendrix de Haas. License to 
purchase land granted to the secretary. Warrant of survey 
granted to Wm. West. Letters of denization granted upon 
the petition of Rev. P. Pieret, to six protestant French 
men taken prisoners (see A''. Y. col. mss, 41:120). Order 
on petition by Claus Evertse for leave to proceed to 
Curasao. Warrants for salaries of judicial and civil officers. 17 
21 Coats for the sentries to be provided. Warrant to Ann 
Bowen for keeping two sick soldiers, Patrick Waldron and 
John Ormson. Land near Saratoga granted to Peter 
Hendrix de Haas. Warrant to Col. Henry Beekman for 
express charges. Order on account of Mrs Macgregere 
vs Col. Dongan. Warrants: to Adam Wallice for pay; 
to Capt. James Weems for a coat to Ephraim Pangborne; 
to Omy de Lagrange for transporting soldiers to and from 
Albany; to John Crooke cooper for work in the powder 
magazine. Assembly to be prorogued. 18 

26 Collection of taxes. French prisoners. Taxes on Long 
Island to be collected by Capt. Thos. Clarke, in Richmond 
county by Major Wessells, in New York and Orange 
counties by the mayor. 19 

28 Lieut. Abr'm Beeckford of Col. Ingoldsby's company to have 
furniture like other officers. Taxes of New York city. 
Lord Bellomont expected daily to arrive. Financial 
difficulties about soldiers' pay. 20 

Nov. 4 Warrants: to John Pelletreaux for candles to the fort; to 
Col. Peter Schuyler etc. for pay of scouts; to Daniel Honan 
for locks to the fort. Land granted: to John Cassee; to 
Jacob Corbett. Proclamation to issue concerning deser- 
tions. Warrant to Col. Peter Schuyler for salary as com- 
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12 Land granted: to Richard Smith; to Isaac Billian. Order 
on petition by Edw. Livingston. Warrants: to Col. 
Stephen Cortlandt for incidental charges and for firewood; 
to the mayor of Albany to pay for work on the new bar- 
racks. Mrs Fletcher and many " gentlewomen of the best 
quality " obtain a reprieve for four deserters condemned to 
death. 2i 

i8 Complaint of the church officers at Kingston against their 
minister, Domine Jobs. Petrus Nucella read. Warrant 
of survey for Widow Dorothy Clark's meadow issued. 
Order on report upon Edw. Livingston's petition for free 
admission of sugar. 22 

25 Claus Evertse granted permission to purchase provisions for 
his ship Meerman. Warrants of survey granted: to Roeloflf 
and Daniel Swebringh; to Hendrick van Dyck and to 
Thomas Stillwell. Warrant to John Ashton for painting 
in the chapel. Reward granted to Lieut. Abr'm Beeckford 
for catching deserters. Quitrents on Long and Staten 
islands and in Westchester to be collected. 22 

Dec. 2 Tax of one penny per pound. Account books of the ac- 
countant-general. Warrant for the salaries of the 
accountant-and the auditor-general. Captives in Algier 
with the exception of Barthold Rolfton having been 
redeemed or died, the money collected for that purpose to 
go to Trinity church; order to the trustees Stephen van 
Cortlandt, Peter Jacobs [Marius], Dr John Kerbyle and 
Jobs. Kipp concerning it (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:419; 
Q 3-'2'54)- Order on a petition for land by Daniel Honan 
and Mich'l Howden. Warrant to Major Wm. Merret 
for account of Col. Young. Order on petition by Dirck 
van der Burgh for interest. Warrant to Major Wm. 
Merret for incidental charges in Gov. Sloughter's time. 
Order in re Simeon Soumaine (Sonman) vs Wm. Prusher. 
Warrant to Col. Abr. de Peyster for wine given to the 
^ soldiers to drink the king's health. 23 

29 Confirmatory patent granted to Peter Peterse and Gillis 
Inyard. Tax of one penny per pound. Rewards to 
Capt. Weems and Lieut. Bulkeley for catching de- 
serters. Census for New York, Kings and Queens 
counties ordered. Warrant to Onzeel van Swieten for 
painting and glass in the chapel. Capt. Thos. Clarke 
appointed collector of quitrents in New York, Orange, 
Westchester and Richmond counties and on Long Island. 
Nicholas Feilding appointed landwaiter vice Wood 
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20 Advice of a peace with France received from Boston and 
orders sent to Albany to persuade the Indians to bury the 
hatchet. Lord Bellomont reported on the coast, Gov. 
Fletcher surrenders the plate for Kings chapel to the clerk 
of the council. Confirmatory patent granted to Sarah 
Scidmore. 25 

22, Col. Cortlandt's account of money sent to Albany for pay- 
ment of scouts. Daniel Honan's account for incidental 
charges. Warrant to Daniel Honan for work in the 
chapel. Preparations for the reception of Lord Bellomont. 26 

28 Warrants: to Dirck van der Burgh for work in the fort; to 
John Chavalier for carpenter work in the fort; to Col. 
Stephen Cortlandt for incidental charges; to Daniel Honan 
for accountant work before he was appointed; for salaries 
of officers. Confirmation by the lords justices of a number 
of laws relating to the Leisler aftair, militia, town govern- 
ment, taxes, intestates estates, etc., passed in 1695. Quar- 
ters for Lord Bellomont. -2^ 

30 Auditing of Col. Dongan's accounts deferred. ' 27 

1698 
Jan. 6 News from Albany of an alarm (see A''. Y. col. mss, 41:139). 
Canadian prisoners to be released. Trial of a soldier for 
killing an Indian deferred. Trial of Gerrit Teunissen 
for accidentally killing a small daughter of Col. Schuyler 
deferred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 41:138). Warrants: to Col. 
Schuyler, Major Wessells and Captain van Rensselaer for 
soldiers pay; to Major Wm. Wessells for incidental 
charges and taxes on the kings house. 28 

20 Order on petition of Dirck Jansen Hooghlandt. Warrants: 
to Wm. Sharpas for clerical duties; to Thomas Wenham 
for powder to Capt. Mitchell's sloop. Order on complaint 
of Peter Chock against Justice Hicks. 29 

Feb. 10 Accounts referred. Warrant to Major Wm. Merret for 
house rent. Indian afifairs. Phil. Ketcham of Newtown 
appointed collector vice Edward Stevens who asks to be 
relieved. Gallery in Trinity church for the governor and 
council at government expense. 29 

Mar. 4 Council meet in the house of a member confined by gout. 
Warrants: to John Pelletreaux for candles; to Savoy 
Dechamps for ironwork to the fort; to Nich's Bayard for 
incidental charges; to Williamke Schermerhoorn for trans- 
porting provisions to Albany; to Johannes Sanders for 
repairing blockhouse at Schenectady; to Gerardus van der 
Beeck for grave cloths and to John de la Montague for 
burying soldiers. John Lawrence appointed guardian of 
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17 Warrant to Col. Stephen Cortlandt for firewood and for 
clothing forWahaua the Indian. Orders: on petition by the 
agents of the city of Albany; on an Indian deed to Mr 
van Rensselaer. Petitions of Johannes Cuyler and James 
Bobin referred. Land granted to Andrew Cannon. 31 

24 Act of parliament relating to trade via Maryland read. 
Ann Bowen's payment for taking care of Patrick Waldron 
a sick soldier. Warrant to Capt. Peter Matthews for in- 
cidental charges. Address to the king to be drawn up 
and the assembly to join. Petition of Dr Tienhoven and 
Daniel Waldron referred (see N. Y. col. mss, 41:146). 31 

29 Warrant to Abr'm Schuyler and John Rosie for expenses 
on their journey to Albany (see A''. Y. col. mss, 41:148). 
Patent granted to Hendrick van Rensselaer. 32 

31 Memorials of Capt. Hyde and of Mr Brooks referred. Pay- 
ment of Edward Antill as captain under Sir Edm. An- 
dros ordered. No funds to pay George Scott armorer 
under Andros. Collection of taxes. 32 

Ap. I Warrants: to Chidley Brooke for agency expenses; to John 
Perry carpenter for the gallery in Trinity church. Com- 
mittee appointed to meet Lord Bellomont. Warrants: to 
Lt. Col. Gabr. Monvielle for wine on thanksgiving day; 
to Capt. Peter Mathews for repairs of the barge; for 
official salaries. Ann Bowen's memorial referred. 33 

2 Richard, earl of Bellomont the new governor, and Capt. 
John Nanfan lieutenant governor present. Lord Bello- 
mont has his commission read, the seals are delivered to 
him, the oaths administered to him and the lieutenant 
governor, and he swears in the council. Proclamations 
to be drawn: i) For dissolving the assembly (see A''. Y. 
col. mss 42:1); 2) Against vice and profaneness; 3) To 
confirm all ofBcers in their positions. Writs prepared for 
a new assembly. 34 

5 Attorney-general James Graham and Sec. Mathew Clarkson 
sworn in. The new assembly to meet May i8th. Special 
commission to sit for the trial of three sailors accused of 
murdering their captain and supercargo. 34 

21 Commissioners to be sent to Canada with the articles of 
peace and to treat for an exchange of prisoners. Col. 
Peter Schuyler sworn in as councillor. Col. Peter Schuy- 
ler and Mr Godfrey Dellius to be commissioners to 
Canada. Warrant for their expenses. 35 

May 8 Extraordinary meeting of council. Oath of secrecy admin- 
istered to the lieutenant governor, also to Edward Ran- 
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council. Investigations into Gov. Fletcher's and Wm 
Nicoll's connection with pirates. Wm Nicoll suspended 
from the council and with Capt. Evans put under bail. 35 

17 Measures to be laid before the assembly. Committee ap- 

peared to swear in the assembly. All excise except that 
of Albany to be farmed. 39 

18 Order on petition of Lieut. Young for his pay. 39 
19-23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:111-13). 40-43 

24 The lords of trade deny the right of a port of entry at Perth 
Amboy, N. J.; proclamation to issue to that effect because 
many people think of moving there. Another proclama- 
tion against enlisting under foreign princes. Clothing to 
be provided for Mohawk proselytes. 43 

June I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:113-14). Warrant to Brandt 

Schuyler for payment of provisions in Albany. 43 

4 Present to be given to Wappingnes and Wighquighskeck 

Indians come to welcome the new governor. 45 

7 Order for the trial of Barent Albertse Bradt accused of hav- 

ing killed an Onondaga sachem. Owners of vessels going 
to Madagascar to give bail, that they will not trade with 
pirates; this measure referred to the assembly. Wm Pin- 
horne suspended from the council. Chidley Brooke like- 
wise from the office of receiver-general, and collector of 
the customs; and from the council. Col. Stephen Cort- 
landt and Thos. Monsey jointly appointed to be receiver- 
general and collector. Chidley Brooke removed from his 
office as judge, and the governor's reasons for the sus- 
pension signed by E. Randolph surveyor-general. 45 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:114): Order on petition by 

George Philipps minister of Jamaica. Salaries of the 
French ministers, Pieret of New York and Bondet of New 
Rochelle, increased. Petitions of Joseph Smith for salary 
as comptroller of ordnance, and George Scott as armorer 
referred. 47 

9 Indian presents. The governor proposes to visit the fron- 

tiers. Warrant to Robt Livingston for expenses of the 

governor's journey. Buildings in the fort to be finished. 

The gate-house to be enlarged to admit the governor's 

coach. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:115). 48 

10 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:115): Fees allowed to the 

judge of the admiralty. 49 

14 Chidley Brooke ordered to pay over the public money to 

Col. Stephen Cortlandt. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 

1:115): Agent for the province to reside in England. 50 

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van Swieten. Geo. Philipps against Jamaica. Order on 
petition by Robt. Livingston jr and David Schuyler, 
opposed by Robt. Livingston sr. 51 

18 Letter from Gov. J. Basse of New Jersey to Lord Bello- 
mont refusing to surrender some pirates imprisoned in . 
New Jersey, and answer. Order relating to a sloop seized 
for not being qualified according to act of parliament. 
Warrant to John Perry for carpenter work in the fort. 
John Ashton storekeeper to oversee the work in the fort. 
Defence of Wm Pinhorne. 52 

25 Accounts referred. Rye and Bedford. Confirmatory patent 
granted to Major General Winthrope. Petitions of 
Agustie Keyser and Hendrick Janse referred. Order on 
petition by Jan Hooghtdingh for release of his condemned 
sloop. Major Selleck and other commissioners of Con- 
necticut admitted. Henry Beeckman examined as to his 
connection with an act against unlawful by-laws (bolting 
act) for which Gov. Fletcher is reported to have received 
£400. 55 

July 4 The governor about to go to Albany recommends to the 
mayor and aldermen the peace of the city. Canada claims 
the five nations. Orders on petitions: by Mrs Delanoy; 
French protestants on Staten Island; Anna Bowen; Jacob 
Codeberand; Johs. de Graves. Warrants: to Chidley 
Brooke for charges of 2 Indians returned from England 
in the Fowey; to the same for charges in letting the excise 
to farm, for office expenses, for salary; to Robt. Anderson 
for porterage. 56 

6 Order on complaint of Jacob Leisler against the sheriff's 
high charges. Warrants for official salaries.— Parmiter ap- 
pointed sheriff of New York vice Capt. Wilson suspended 
on charges. 57 

22 Lord Bellomont absent. New Jersey asserts her right to a 

free port at Amboy; New York customs officers to go to 
Amboy and watch. 58 

23 The governor of New Jersey demands a clearance to Amboy 

for the ship Dispatch, Stephen Jerome master; he reasserts 
the right to a free port. 58 

Aug. 5 Security to be taken for the Dispatch until the government 

in England decides the New Jersey claim. 59 

IS Lord Bellomont returned, reports on his transactions with 
the Indians. Petitions of inhabitants of Albany and 
Schenectady for payment of government debts granted. 
Col. Wm Smith in the name and by order of the council 
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the Indians." Canada and the five nations. Schenectady 
barracks to be repaired. 59 

16 Constables of New York sharply reprimanded for neglect of 

duty. Warrant to Col. Peter Schuyler for firewood. 
Agreement to be made for delivery of firewood to Albany 
garrison. Wm Shaw searcher at Albany. Excise at Al- 
bany. Pay to Dr van Dyck and Dr Staats for salary as 
surgeons to the Albany companies. Order on petition by 
Andries Coeyman (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:48). 61 

17 Indian afifairs. The mayor of Albany and John Baptista the 

interpreter, to go to Onondaga. Messenger sent to 
Canada. 61 

Sep. 2 Lord Bellomont sick. A pirate ashore at Lewis in Dela- 
ware bay; Capt. Cullford of the Fowey man-of-war re- 
fuses to go in pursuit having ordeis to return to England. 
Deserters from his ship sheltered in East Jersey. Pilotage 
for the Deptford man-of-war demanded by Capt. John 
Trevitt. Embargo on outward bound ships. 63 

21 Lord Bellomont sick. Indian news. 63 

28 Barne Cosens appointed clerk of the council vice David 

Jamison dismissed. Nichs. Bayard, Gabriel Minvielle and 
John Lawrence suspended from the council; Abr, de 
Peyster, Robt. Livingston and Samuel Staats appointed 
in their places and sworn in. Thomas Willett and Richd. 
Townley also suspended. Warrant for salaries of civil 
officers. 64 

29 Fredk. Philipps relieved from the council at his own request, 

he being 73 years old; Robert Walters appointed in his 
place and sworn in; Capt. John de Peyster appointed 
mayor, and Isaac de Reymer sherifif of New York. 64 

Oct. 4 Abrm. de Peyster appointed justice of the supreme court of 
judicature and sworn in. James Spencer innholder com- 
mitted for slandering the governor. Warrant to Lieut. 
Thomas Sharp for salary as gunner at Albany. 65 

6 Report by John Schuyler and John Rosie on their journey 
to Canada. Journal of John Schuyler read (see A^. F. col. 
mss, 42:69-70). Accounts of John Schuyler, of Lieut. 
Daniels, and of Richard Staats referred. Proclamation to 
issue for a day of prayer. Warrants: to Abrm. de Peyster 
for expenses of governor's journey to Albany, Indian pres- 
ents etc; -for Indian presents to Onzeel van Swieten; to 
Samuel Bayard; to Jobs, van Cortlandt; to Rip van Dam 
for a travelling chest; for Indian presents to Gabriel Min- 
vielle; to Peter Morin brazier; to Steven de Lancey; to 
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Indian presents and governor's charges to Robert Living- 
ston; for use of his sloop to Harpert Jacobse; to Abrm. 
Provoost; for provisions to Indians and French prisoners 
to R. Livingston; to Dr James Brodie for salary as 
surgeon to the govenor; to R. Livingston for expenses of 
governor's journey to Albany; to the same for care of 
sick soldiers and repairing blockhouses; for expenses in 
Albany fort and for Indian charges; to John Clapp for 
salary as clerk of the assembly; to Isaac Caspersen for fire- 
wood to Albany garrison; to Robert Livingston for 
soldier's pay. 66 

7 Hendrick Hanson appointed mayor, and John Groenendyck 
sheriff of Albany. Warrants: to Capt. John Schuyler, John 
Rosie, Dirck van der Heyden, John Livingston, David 
Schuyler for their journey to Canada; to Lieut. Daniel 
Hunt for repairing barracks and blockhouses at Schenec- 
tady; to Richard Staats messenger of the council for horse- 
hire. 68 

10 Little Minissinck Indians before the council offer their land 
for sale. Orders on petitions: by Mary Milburn (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 42:73-74); by John Middag (see N^ Y. col. mss, 
42:73-74; 75'); by Dirck vander Heyden (see N. Y. col. mss, 
42:72). Order on a representation by Col. Wm Smith re- 
lating to his property near the fort. 70 

14 Licenses to purchase Indian land granted: to Widow Rim- 
derig Quick (see N. Y. col. mss, 42-76); to Wm. Tietsoor 
(see L. P. 4:104). Mayor John de Peyster, and Sheriff 
Isaac de Reymer sworn in. Warrants: to John Peter 
Melett blacksmith for work in the fort; to Dirck Benson 
for transportation of prisoners from Albany; to Miles 
Forster for candles sent to Albany; to Col. Peter Schuy- 
ler for salary as victualler; to Col. Stephen Cortlandt for 
timber, firewood and work in the fort and presents to Long 
Island Indians; to Robert Livingston for outfit and provi- 
sions to French prisoners; to Major Dirck Wessells for 
Indian expenses; to Anne Bowen for keeping two sick 
soldiers, Patrick Waldron and John Armston; to Robt. 
Livingston for John Schuyler's journey to Canada; to John 
Peter Melett for ironwork in the chapel; to Ryer 
Schermerhoorn, and to Robt. Livingston for military 
transportation. 71 

22 Accounts of Robert Livingston, Col. Romar's (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 42:89) and others referred. Orders on petitions: by 
John Simpson (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:88); by Claus Clause 
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Parmyter and Peter Chock for land in Queens county. 
Warrant to Aug. Graham surveyor-general for a map of 
the province made by him. Bedding for soldiers. Indians. 
Orders: on the account of Capt. Joachim Staats; on the 
petition of Lieut. Math. Shanke (see N. Y. col. mss, 42 :85) ; 
on the petition of John Trevitt (see A''. Y. col. mss, 42:86); 
on the accounts of Surgeon Jacob Staats and of Hendrick 
and Jacobus van Dyck. 73 

Nov. 7 Soldiers quarters at Albany. French prisoners. Order on 
petition by Capt. John Smith of the brio^antine Swift and 
of Capt John Blake of the bark Concord (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 42:101). Sheriff to be appointed for and Representa- 
tives chosen in Orange county, as in other counties. War- 
rants: to Robt. Livingston for money advanced; to Abrm 
de Peyster for freight of military stores from England. 
Lieut. Mathew Shanke to be provided with bedding. War- 
rants: to Robert Livingston for sundries to the Indians 
and French prisoners, also for salary as commissary; to 
Surgeons Hendrick and Jacob van Dy9k for salary; to 
Harpert Jacobse and Evert Bancken for rum to the 
Indians; to Joachim Staats for the use of his sloop; to 
Col. Wm Romar for expenses in viewing fortifications at 
Albany and Schenectady; to Dr Jacob Staats for attend- 
ing sick soldiers. 74 
10 Three representatives to be elected for Albany city and 
county. Order on petition by Barent Pieterse Coeman. 
Warrants: to Abrm de Peyster for wine given to the 
soldiers; to Richard Stocks messenger of the council, for 
horsehire. 76 
17 Order on representation by Ducie Hungerford surveyor of 
the customs that the mayors court has no jurisdiction be- 
yond low water mark. 76 

23 Proclamation against boarding vessels before the customs 

ofificers to issue. The ship Hester ready to sail from Perth 
Amboy without clearance from New York to be seized. 
Order on petition for bedding by the soldiers at Albany. 
Warrant to Gabriel Ludlow for clerical work. Proclarna- 
tion to issue relating to the oath of allegiance (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 42:117). yy 

24 Order for the seizure of the ship Hester at Amboy by Ducie 

Hungerford; instructions to Capt. Peter Matthews for that 
purpose: 78 

26 Order on petition by Capt. Adam Baldrige and Wm Taylor 
owners of the Swift, and of Capt. Blake of the Concord 
for release of their vessels. Warrant to John Nanfan for 



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expenses on a journey to Albany. Order on petitions by 

Richard Ponton, by George Sydenham escheator of the 
province, and by Peter Chock. Warrant to Barne Cosens 
for stationery. Appraisement of the Swift and the Con- 
cord by Capt. John Corbet and Mr Robt. Lurting. 79 

Orders on petitions: by Oswald Ford; by Joan Dewsbury; 
by Mary Milburn. Order on information laid by Lieut. 
George Sydenham escheator against Gabriel Legatt for 
usurping possession of Thomas Williams estate in West- 
chester county. 81 

The ship Hester (p. 78) seized, to be piloted by Capt. 
Sinckler to Kips or Turtle bay. Houserent for Rev. Wm 
Vesey to be paid by government. Accounts referred. 82 

License to collect charity granted to Samuel Terrell of 
Suffolk county (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:119, 126). Order 
on petition by Joseph Langdon. Warrants: to Richard 
Staats niessenger of the council for horsehire; for salaries 
of civil ofHcers. 82 

Instruction to the governor relating to the establishment 
of courts of judicature under consideration. Memorial of 
George Sydenham read (see A''. F. col. mss, 42:129). 83 

Writs to issue for calling a meeting of the assembly. Procla- 
mation to issue for continuing courts of justice, until the 
assembly acts upon it. Warrants to George Sydenham, 
John Shute, Benj. Collier and Joseph Hunt for fees in 
escheating the estate of Thos. Williams (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 
42:131,132). John Peter Melett's account for ironwork in 
the fort reported as extravagant, and Thos. Parmyter mas- 
ter gunner and supervisor of buildings, suspended for hav- 
ing certified it as correct. John Ashton storekeeper ap- 
pointed supervisor of buildings. 83 

Pass for trade with the Indians in Canada granted to Hen- 
drick Hansen and John Bleecker. Accounts of Col. Peter 
Schuyler and Dominie Godfrey-Dellius to Canada and peti- 
tion of Richard Wise late master of the ship Hester re- 
ferred. 

Alderman Jacobus van Cortlandt accused of seditious words 
before the council; put under bonds for trial by the 
supreme court. Petition of Paulus Turk referred. 

Order on petition by Lydia Rose (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:138). 
Warrant to Richard Stokes for horsehire. Orders on peti- 
tions: by John Bond master of the ship Endeavour; by 
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20 Order on petition by Richard Wyse. John Lawrence sheriff 
of Queens county, reports tumultuous behavior in his 
county; his petition dismissed. Order on petition by Johs. 
Beeckman (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:140). 88 

28 Warrants: to Abrm Gouverneur for expenses on journeys 
for the public service (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:142); to Martin 
Wenham for salary as postrider (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:141) ; 
to Thos. Wenham for sauce. Accounts referred. Warrant 
to Abrm de Peyster for wine given to the trainbands. 88 

Mar. 9 Petition of Dirck Jansen Hooglandt referred. Col. Isaac 
Arnold commissioned to make seizures on Long Island 
under the provincial acts, or trade and navigation acts; 
his salary. John Townsend to be surveyor of the customs 
and searcher at Oyster bay, Huntington and Musketoe 
cove. Henry Jourdains account referred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
42:152)- 89 

13 Order granting the petition of Joseph Langdon. Warrants: 

to Col. Stephen Cortlandt for expenses in seizing the ship 
Hester; for candles and coals to the fort, timber, Indian 
presents and money advanced for lieutenant governor's 
salary; to Joachim Staats for bringing the lieutenant 
governor from Albany; to Barne Cosens for stationery; 
to Miles Forster for candles to the fort; to Col. Wm 
Romar inginieir-general for fireworks etc; to Col. Stephen 
Cortlandt and Ducie Hungerford commissioners of the 
customs for incidental charges. 89 

14 Orders received from England for the prosecution of Adam 

Baldridge accused of harboring and trading with pirates 
at the Island of St Marie near Madagascar. gi 

16 New custom-house barge to be built. Officers' quarters. 
Proclamation against lotteries to issue (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
42:1512). Richard Floyd jr of Suffolk county summoned 
before the council on a charge of having cut up a drift 
whale, and justices Richd. Whodle and Thos. Holmes 
ordered to seize the blubber. Order in the suit of Tyrans 
and Cruger vs de Peyster. 91 

20 Same case continued. Lord Bellomont's commission for the 

vice-admiralty read. Thomas Parmyter late gunner sum- 
moned before the council. 92 

21 Order concerning the pay due to Thomas Parmyter late 

gunner and supervisor of buildings. 92 

22 Capt. John Nanfan's commission as lieutenant governor 

read. He and the governor take the prescribed oaths. 
John Townsend wishes to surrender his commission of sur- 
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23 Auditing of accounts referred to a committee. Case of 

Tyrans and Cruger vs de Peyster continued. Capt. 
Richard Wyse of the ship Hester before the council. 93 

24 Capt. Wyse's case. John Vincent to be prosecuted for 

boarding a ship before the customs officers. Warrant to 
Henry Jourdain for house rent for the last assembly (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 42:152). 94 

25 Order on a memorial by Robert Maxwell merchant, agent 

to Henry earl of Romney (see A^". Y. col. mss, 42:155). War- 
rants for salaries of civil officers. 95 

28 Accounts of surgeons Hendrick van Dyck, Jacobus van 

Dyck and Jacob Staats referred. 95 

29 Accounts of Robert Livingston to be audited by a committee. 

Petition of Richard Floyd referred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
42:156). 95 

30 Warrant to James Evetts for making building; plans (see 

A'^. Y. col. mss, 42:157). Accounts referred. 95 

31 John Bowden, John Parmyter, Nicholas Feilding and Robert 

Crannel appointed tidewaiters. 96 

Ap. 3 William de Meyer superseded as town and county clerk at 
Kingston, Ulster county refuses to surrender the records 
to Humphrey Davenport appointed to succeed him; matter 
laid before the assembly. Memorial from inhabitants of 
the Outward laid before the assembly. Payment to John 
Kingsberry ordered. 96 

4 Order on case in error of Tyrans and Cruger vs de Peyster. 98 

5 Order for engrossing the proclamation for reviving courts. 

Petition of John Marsh (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:159) re- 
ferred to the assembly. 98 

6 Warrant to Paulus Turk for surgeon's bill (see N. Y. col. 

mss, 42:162). Furniture for officers' quarters. Warrant to 
Peter de Reymer for glass windows in the fort. 98 

7 Petitions of Jan Baptist van Eps referred; also those by 

inhabitants of Hempstead (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:164). 
Arnout Cornelise Viele called before the erovernor. Peti- 
tions of Elizabeth Edmonds and Ann Bowen referred. 99 
9 Consideration of how to try mariners who run away, with 
the ship Adventure and were > caught in Connecticut; 
reward offered for their capture and for the capture of 
Joseph Broadish. ■ 99 

11 Arnout I Cornelise Viele to be provided with coat etc for his 

journey to Onondaga. Survey of land ordered for Wm 
Hallet (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:165). 100 

12 Warrants: to Jan Baptist van Eps for services as interpreter 

at Onondaga and in the Mahawk country ''see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 42:167); to Richard Playsteed for salary as doorkeeper 
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13 Agreement with Jan Baptist van Eps for a journey to On- 
ondaga reported. loi 

19 Memorials by Ducie Hungerford and by John Evetts re- 
ferred. Reward to be paid to John Morrey for intercepting 
a letter from Broadish the pirate, to Col. Pierson. 102 

■22. Accounts of seizing etc the ship Hester audited and ad- 
justed. IQ2 

25 Thomas Palmer comptroller of the customs suspended for 

misbehavior. 103 

J26 Petition by Garret van Trift referred to the mayor and alder- 
men for report. 103 

27 Col. Dongan's accounts. Execution to issue against Valen- 
tine Cruger surviving partner of Francis Tyrens in re de 
Peyster. Inventory of a bag of jewels given by Joseph 
Broadish the pirate to Lt. Col. Henry Pierson. 104 

May 4 Return of the execution against Val. Cruger " non est in- 
ventus."' Petitions of Duncan Campbell Csee N. Y. col. 
niss, 43:1) referred. 105 

5 Warrant to Lieut. John Riggs for pursuing deserters to the 

Jerseys and for shifting powder. 105 

8 Revenue accounts to be audited. Excise in Kings, Queens, 

Richmond, Westchester and Ulster counties. 105 

10 Order on petition by Wm Shackerly. 106 

11 Return, of scire facias in re De Peyster vs Crusrer. Case of 

the ship Adventure Joseph Broadish pretended master. 106 

12 Indian presents. Inventory of papers belonging to the 

estate of — Shackerly deceased ordered to be made. War- 
rants: to Col. Abrm de Peyster for wine given to the 
soldiers; to Col. Wm Smith for express messengers sent 
on public service; to Samuel Staats for Dumont postrider 
in Ulster county. 107 

13 Hearing of the case de Peyster vs Cruger. Execution to 

issue against Cruger's bail. 108 

14 Proclamation to issue against holding corresoondence with 

the Scotch ships fitted out for making a settlement in 
America (Caledonia). 109 

15 Warrants: to Wm Bradford for printing the votes of the 

assembly; to Robt Livingston for soldiers' pay. 109 

p. m. Warrants: to Gabriel Ludlow for salary as clerk of the as- 
sembly; to Gabriel Thompson for salary as assembly door- 
keeper; to Wm Bradford for stationery; to James Gra- 
ham for services as speaker of the assembly. Additional 
instructions for the governor, and the governor's instruc- 
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rants: to Barne Cosens for government services; to David 
de Bon Repos for pension. Order on petition by Col. 
Abrm de Peyster relating to the ship Fortune (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 43:43r-44). 

Audit of Robt. Livingston's accounts ordered by the lords 
of the treasury. Petition by Benj. Feneile (Faneuil) 
granted (see N. Y. col. mss, 43:43-44). 

Lord Bellomont absent in Boston. Decision of the attorney- 
general that a certain oath relating to the plantation trade 
cannot be administered to the lieutenant governor. War- 
rant to Arnout Cornelise Viele for expenses on his journey 
to Onondaga. Indian affairs; Mr Dellius suspended from 
his ministerial function. Order on petition by Jacob 
Gerriot. 

Review of the accounts of Gabriel Ludlow clerk of the as- 
sembly ordered. Wm Lawrence and John Barbaree to 
be guardians of John Lawrence, non compos mentis. 
Order on petition of Lawyer Antill for appeal to the King's 
council in England in re Wandall vs Alsopp. 

John and Wm Bulckley's demurrer read. Order on petition 
by Wm Creed (see A''. Y. col. mss, 43:23). Warrants to 
Robert Livingston for payments to soldiers at Albany and 
Schenectady, to Indians, to French prisoners, to sick 
soldiers and for salary as commissary. 

Letter (verbatim) of Col. Jeremiah Basse governor of the 
Jerseys, relating to Capt. Shelley a pirate arrived at Cape 
May. Capt. Giles Shelley summoned before the council. 
Indian affairs. 

Indian affairs. Edward Buckmaster who confessed to have 
been in the ship Nassau, Giles Shelley captain at Mada- 
gascar and Ste Marie committed. 

Otto van Toyle also accused of piracy likewise committed. 

Domine Dellius and the Indians. Custom-house barge. 
Order on memorial by Paroculus Parmyter and a petition 
by Mary Drew (see N. Y. col. mss, 43:26). 

Warrants to Daniel Bondet French minister of New 
Rochelle, and Peter Peret French minister of New York. 
Order on petition by Sarah van Feurden. 

Warrants for salaries of civil officers. Indians. Case of the 
ship Nassau found abandoned at Redd Hook. 

Order from Lord Bellomont at Boston for the commitment 
of Capt. Giles Shelley and crew of the Nassau; no piracy 
being charged against them it cannot be done, Petition 
of John Gerretse Decker referred. 

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12 Petition of Teunis Gysbertsen granted (see L. P. 2:272). 121 

20 Connection of Carsten Luersen and Hendrick van der Heul 
with Capt. Kidd in taking oflf some of his goods near Gard- 
ners island. John Schuyler, Wessell ten Broeck Kilian van 
Rensselaer, and Hendrick van Rensselaer suspended from 
their ofifices as justices of the peace in Albany county for 
misbehavior. Examination of Indians. Chaplain Symon 
Smith of the fort ordered to baptize a child of Indian com- 
municants. 122 
p. m. Order on petition by Barent Pieterse Coeymans. Indian 
presents. Warrant to David Schuyler for money advanced 
to the fort at Albany. Lt. Col. Rutsen reoorts the seizure 
of goods come from Canada. 123 
26 Indian affairs. 123 
31 Pay of crew of custom-house barge. Examination of 
Dorothy Lee housekeeper for Mrs William Kidd. John 
Tuthill justice of the peace of Suffolk accused of having 
concealed Kidd's treasure to appear before the council. 124 
Aug. 2 Order on petition by Cragamawot and other Indians. 124 
5 Letter received from Peter Schuyler on Indian afifairs. Pay- 
ment to Rev. Wm Vesey suspended. Inventory of goods 
brought by Carsten Luersen to be made. Samuel Vetch, 
Robert Drummond, and Thomas Drummond having aban- 
doned the Caledonia colonization scheme, ask for permis- 
sion to buy provisions. Order on petition by Alletie 
Doornes vs George and Elizabeth Sydenham. Warrant to 
Jonah Tomes for nursing a sick soldier. 125 
9 Advertisements of and orders for catching James Gillam one 
of Capt. Kidd's men to issue upon information given by 
Peley Sanford of Rhode Island. Humphrey Clay, Martin 
Schank, and John Harrison of Capt. Kidd's crew to be 
arrested. Goods seized to be stored in the custom-house. 
Robt. Livingston's accounts to be audited. Lord Bello- 
mont asked to appoint officers for a court of chancery. 125 
15 Goods brought by Carsten Luersen to be taken by Capt. 
Paine to Lord Bellomont at Boston. Letter from Gov. de 
Callieres of Canada read. Indian affairs. Order upon peti- 
tion by Jasper Scheurman a passenger on the Scotch ships. 
The confiscated ship Fortune required for public service. 
Domine Nucella of Kingston ordered to deliver a letter 
come from Canada for Domine Dellius. Firewood for 
Albany garrison. Accounts referred. Warrants: to Isaac 
Casperson for firewood; to Thos. Wenham for powder to 
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16 Lt. Gov. Nanfan takes the oath to observe the acts of trade. 
Companions of Capt. Kidd offer to turn informers if 
assured of their own safety. 127 

18 Orders on petitions: by the mayor of New York (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 43 :42) ; by Michael Hawdon (see N. Y. col. mss, 
43:41); by Rich. Voizy. Warrants: to Jean Rosie, Abrm 
Schuyler, and Fraer Armot, for expenses on journey to 
Canada (see N. Y. col. mss, 42:40); to Jan Baptist van Eps 
for journey to Onondaga. Accounts of the ship Fortune. 
Order on complaint by Peter Villeponteaux vs Mr Bondet. 
Scheme for erecting courts of judicature drawn u-^ by Col. 
Wm Smith, John Guest, and James Graham approved. An 
Indian of Suffolk county to be tried for barn burning. 
Warrants: to Stephen Cortlandt for carpenter work in the 
fort; to Capt. Brandt Schuyler for nails to the fort; to 
Jacobus van Cortlandt for boards etc to the fort. 128 

23 Warrant to Col. Abr'm de Peyster for purchasing the ship 
Fortune (see A''. Y. col. mss, 44:43-44). Letter received 
from Sec. Vernon directing Capt. Kidd and his crew to be 
seized. Order for seizure of James Gillam repeated 
(p. 1215). Orders on petitions: by Wm Paterson; by John 
Granada a Spaniard; by Thos. Worden. Order for the 
discharge of Rich'd Voizy from Capt. Robert Drummond's 
Scotch ship. Accounts of Alletie Doornes widow, and 
George Sydenham to be audited. Habeas corpus act not 
to be in force in the colonies. 130 

25 Cornelius Quick mariner gives information concerning Capt. 

Kidd's treasure. 130 

26 Proclamation to issue for the capture of Edward Buckmaster 

(see N.Y. col. mss, 43:50). John Tuthill before the council. 130 

29 Proclamations to issue: for the arrest of James Gillam, 

Humphrey Clay, and English Smith; for proroguing the 
assembly. 131 

30 Wm Murray and David Munro allowed to land from the 

Scotch ship Unicorn. Schaakhook Indians. Onondaga 
Indians trade in Pennsylvania, Daniel Tay to be land and 
tidewaiter vice John Parmyter declined. 131 

Sep. 7 Indian affairs. James Gillam the pirate. Pirates' goods. 
Domine Nucella and John Martin refuse to surrender the 
letter sent from Canada to Domine Dellius. Orders on 
petitions: by Samuel Wood of Suffolk county; by free- 
holders of Brookland; by mayor of New York for demoli- 
tion of two bastions; to Elias Nean for his sufferings as a 
protestant in France. John Barbaric is at his own request 
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Crew of the pinnace. Revenue accounts. Trial of Indian 

barn burner. Highways to be laid out in Richmond 
county. 132 

II Thomas Clarke to be arrested for connection with Capt. 

Kidd. Powder for the Schaakhook Indians. 133 

13 John Chiampanti appointed agent of the province vice 

Weaver returning to New York. Samuel Vetch, Robert 
and Thomas Drummond summoned before the council. 
John Tuthill also. Order on complaint of Capt. Thos. 
Wenham vs deputy naval officer John Parmyter for ille- 
gally seizing the ship Speedwell. 133 

14 Naval officer Paroculus Parmyter informs the council that 

an information against the Speedwell has been filed in 
the court of admiralty. Michael Harding wants to hire 
part of the custom-house. 134 

21 Firewood for Albany garrison. Part of the custom-house 

leased to Michael Hawdon (Harding) (p. 134). Letters 
of denization for Surgeon Peter Bassett. Capt. Lancaster 
Syms has bought a negro boy from Capt. Kidd. Order on 
petition by Elizabeth Worshend. 134 

22 Proclamation to issue against the destruction of pine trees 

on the Mohawk river. 136 

27 Warrants for salaries of civil officers. Captains Robert 
Sinckler, John Smart and Isaac Brasier to appraise the 
sloop William. Lancaster Syms paid £15 for the negro to 
Capt. Kidd., 135 

29 David Provoost to be mayor, Charles Oliver sherifif of New 
York; Peter van Brugan to be mayor of Albany city, and 
John Williams sheriff of Albany county. Sheriffs ap- 
pointed: John Elbertsen for Kings; Peter Berian for 
Queens; John Wick for Suffolk; Jacob Cowlson (Cous- 
seau) for Richmond; Edmund Ward for Westchester; 
John Petersen for Orange; Stephen Gasserce for Ulster 
and Dutchess counties. John Coe and other justices of 
Queens to appear before the council. 13S 

Oct. 4 Queens county justices. James How, Nicholas Churchill, 
Daniel Dooley and John Eldridge suspected pirates have 
broken jail in New Jersey. Accounts referred. Warrant 
to Col. Stephen Cortlandt for entertaining French agents 
from Canada. Carsten Luersen's securities discharged. 136 

5 Robert Walters to be justice of the supreme court for trial 

of cases in which Abr'm de Peyster has an interest. I37 

6 Order concerning informations filed, or to be filed in courts 

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7 Order on petition by Rebecca Randall (see N. Y. col. mss, 

43:61). Warrant to Rob't Livingston for provisions to 
French prisoners and Indians (see A''. Y. col. mss, 43:55-57). 137 

10 Indian affairs. Customhouse officers called before the 

council. 137 

11 Accounts of the ship Adventure and of the revenues. In- 

ventory of seized goods in the custom-house ordered. 137 

14 Mayor David Provoost, and sheriff Charles Oliver sworn in. 138 
18 Thomas Clarke denies having received goods from Capt. 

Kidd's sloop, but admits that Cornelius Quick has deliv- 
ered him such from Madam Kidd. Order on petition by 
Bernardus Swartwout. Andrew Gibb clerk of Queens 
county before the council. 138 

21 Col. de Peyster's purchase of the ship Fortune. John 
Thompson's chest. Warrants: to Robert Livingston for 
entertaining French agents, for incidental charges in the 
fort, for Indian provisions; to Jacob Mauritz, and Johannes 
Provoost for money levied during the " late happy revo- 
lution." 139 

25 Petitions by Robert Sincklair and David Hendrickse (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 43:73) referred. Warrants: to Captains John 
Bleecker and John Schuyler for expenses on a journey 
to Onondaga; to Thos. Winne for transporting Indians 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 43:70-72); to Goose van Schaick for 
transporting soldiers; to Clem Elswordt for work in the 
fort and for pay to Aaron Blom for the same; to Samuel 
Staats for Indian entertainment. 140 

Nov. I Ryer Schermerhoorn and Johs. Sanderse Glen to furnish 
candles and firewood to the garrison at Schenectady. 
Warrant to Thos. Sharp for salary as gunner (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 43:74). 140 

3 Capt. Gulleck to settle the accounts for securing goods 
brought by Broadish the pirate. Order on petition by 
Geo. Anderson (see A''. Y. col. mss, 43:78). Warrants: to 
Dick Groot for a journey to Canada for exchange of 
prisoners; to Abr'm Schuyler and Jean Rosie for same. 140 

8 Order on petition by Wm Trinwith (see N. Y. col. mss, 

43:79). Warrant to Wm Morse for lodging etc of Wm 
Trinwith. Barne Cosens account for stationery referred. 140 

15 Order on memorial by Paroculus Parmyter (see N. Y. col. 

mss, 43:82). Paroculus Parmyter sworn in as kings coun- 
sel. Order on petition by Ann Everndon against her hus- 
band Robert Everndon (see A^. Y. col. mss, 43:84-85). Ac- 
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Case of Robert and Ann Everndon settled. Warrants: to 
Barne Cosens for stationery; to Gabriel Minvielle for wine 
to the soldiers. Surveyor of customs Ducie Hungerford 
and the seized ship Adventure. 142 

Robert Everndon is reconciled to his wife and his bond for 
alimony cancelled. 142 

Soldiers' barracks etc to be viewed. Jonah Tome's account 
for nursing John Berry a sick soldier referred. 142 

Order on petition of Engelbert Lott and other inhabitants 
of Flatbush against Daniel Polhemus, Rouloff Verkirk, 
John Vleit, and Isaac Hegeman. 142 

Flatbush case. Export of horses to Canada forbidden. Bed- 
ding for soldiers. Warrants: to Paroculus Parmyter 
naval officer for office stationery; to Jonah Thomas for 
nursing (p. 142). i43 

Petition of Samuel Wood (p. 132) dismissed upon report of 
justices of Suffolk county. I43 

Warrants: to Robert Walters for soldiers' bedding; for 
salaries of civil officers. I43 

Queens county justices refuse to issue warrants under £2000 
act. Account for candles to the fort referred. 144 

Order against exporting horses to Canada to be enforced. 
Warrant to Cornelius van der Beek for soldiers' burial- 
cloth. Examination of Daniel Latham a quaker as to his 
connection with Capt. Kidd's crew. 144 

Proclamation to issue forbidding the export of hofses to 
Canada. Order on complaint of Mrs Davis vs John Rod- 
man for intending to pull down a party wall between her 
house and the city hall. John Latham shipwright author- 
ized to cut ships timber for the public service. Warrant to 
David Hendrickse for a boat lost in assisting the Newport 
man-of-war, Captain Morris commander aground at the 
Narrows. Order on petition by Benj. Fenuille. Wm 
Sharpas reports on his mission to Pennsylvania and Mary- 
land about pirates. 14S 

Proclamation to issue for proroguing the assembly. 146 

Order on petition by Thos. Lawrence vs Content Titus (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 43:105). Proclamation about horses read 
and approved. 14^ 

Robert Walters appointed and sworn in as justice of the 
supreme court vice Cortlandt sick. I47 

Indian affairs. 147 

Orders on petitions: by Engelbert Lott (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
43:110); by Paul Richard (see N. Y. col. mss. 43:108). 
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of the murderer of Hester wife of Marcus Lefort and 
daughter of Richard. Orders on petitions: by Martinus 
Lamberse (see N. Y. col. mss, 431:109); by Thomas Law- 
rence and on a motion made by Mr Emett in re James 
FuUerton vs Wm Creed. 147 

x6 Content Titus justice of Queens county defends himself 
against the charges made by Engelbert Lott whose com- 
plaint is dismissed. Wm Creed to file a bill of errors. Two 
acts of parliament to be published. 148 

17 Warrants: for salaries of civil officers; to Wm Sharpas for 

expenses of a journey to Maryland (see N. Y. col. mss, 
43:113). Hendrick Hansen's accounts referred (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 43:114-15). Excise. Long Island Indians renew 
their allegiance. 148 

18 Engelbert Lott vs Ducie Hungerford. Order on petition 

by Mich'l Hawdon (see N. Y. col. mss, 43:116). Warrants 
to Hendrick Hansen for sundries to the Indians. Shena- 
cock Indians renew their allegiance. 150 

27 Proclamation to issue about unlicensed sale of liquor. 15a 

May I Martinus Lamberse suspected of the murder of Hester Le- 
fort to be tried by special commission of oyer and terminer. 
Frederick Piatt also for killing his slave. Examination of 
Fort Wm Henry ordered. Ryer Schermerhorn to be 
assistant judge of the common pleas at Albany. Survey 
of land ordered for John Hutchins et al: (see L. P. 3:1). 150 
9 Order of the king in council in re Val. Cruger vs Abr'm de 
Peyster. £2000 tax. Order on petition by Thos. Morgan ■ 
and Gerrit Vechte. Warrants: to Jonathan Davis for 
sweeping chimneys in the fort (see A''. Y. col. mss, 43:120); 
to John Rodman for building a wall between his house 
and the kings house. Stephen Cortlandt, Abr'm de Peyster, 
Samuel Staats, and Robert Walters tp be justices of a 
court of oyer and terminer for the trial of Mart. Lam- 
*bertse; also justices of the peace in Westchester for the 
trigil of Fred. Piatt. 151 

15 Lt. Gov. Capt. Nanfan, takes an oath concerning the prop- 

erty taken from the pirates. Col. Abr'm de Peyster to 
go the circuit of Ulster county, the judge appointed being 
suspended. 153 

16 Justices of Richmond county and Ellis Duxbury summoned 

before the council. Commission of oyer and terminer 

issued to Stephen Cortlandt etc. 153 

20 Proclamation to issue for proroguing the assembly. 153 

30 ■ Warrants: to Cornelius de Peyster and Garrit Banker for 

charges of the judge on circuit in Ulster county (see N. Y. 

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to the fort. Bill of sale to George Anderson for the ship 
Adventure to be given. Warrant to John Carter for read- 
ing" prayers to the soldiers. Commissions issued for the 
trial of Frederick Piatt. I54 

June 6 Accounts referred. Order on petition by Hendrick and 
Dirck Caursen (see L. P. y.T,). Warrant to Robert Living- 
ston for providing wheelbarrows to be used in the fortifi- 
cations of Albany and Schenectady. 154 

20 Proclamation to issue for the arrest of Ducie Hungerford 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 43:128). Warrant of survey of land 
in New York city for Peter de la Noy. Accounts of 
Engelbert Lott and Abr'm de la Noy to be audited. Order 
on petition by Evert Byvanck (see L. P. Z'-'^-)- Warrant 
to Dirck van den Burgh for work and material to the 
fort. 155 

22 Cruger vs de Peyster. Survey of land for Amarens, widow 

of John Stout ordered (see L. P. Z'-^)- I5S 

July 2 Warrants for salaries of civil officers. Proclamation to 

issue for proroguing the assembly. 156 

3 Order on petition by Henry Fowler (see L. P. 2i'-7)- Peti- 
tion of Evert Byvanck (p. 1,55) dismissed. 156 

14 Proclamation to issue for convoking the assembly. 156 

16 Indian affairs. Warrant to Barne Cosens for stationery. 

Accounts of Robert and John Livingston referred. 157 

25 Lord Bellomont returned. Governors in America forbidden \ 

to give letters of denization by order of the king in coun- 
cil. Proclamation ordered by the lords of trade for the 
arrest of Henry King a pirate who has plundered Henry 
Munday master of the ship John Hopewell of London. 
Warrant to Lawrence Claese for a journey to Onondaga 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 43:139-140). 157 

26 Warrant to Isaac Taylor for Indian hatchets. Accounts re- 

ferred. 159 

29 Lord Bellomont wants his expenses to and from Boston 

paid; warrant to Isaac Taylor for that purpose. 160 

31 Monsieur Maricour and Father Bruyas, S. J. reported as 
tampering with the five nations. Warrant to Johs. de 
Waudell and two others for coming express from Albany. 160 
Aug. 2 Letter from the lords of trade relating to East Jersey read. 

Accounts referred. 161 

3 Accounts of James Wells and Jean Le Chevalier referred. 
Warrants: to Robert Livingston for wheelbarrows to the 
forts at Albany and Schenectady, for stocks for Indian 
guns, for Indian provisions, for Indian disbursments, for 
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for cleaning lodgings in the fort; to James Wells for 
carpenter work in the fort; to Henry Meason blacksmith 
for work in the fort. 161 

5 Commission of oyer and terminer to issue to Peter van 
Brugh, Hendrick Hansen, Dirck Wessells and Jan Janse 
Bleecker for the trial of Thos. Long and John Plats 
accused of felony (see N. Y. col. mss, 43:145). Warrants: 
to John Livingston for catching deserters; to Isaac Taylor 
for the governor's expenses in catching James Gillam the 
pirate. 162 

7 Warrants: to John Allen and John Reynolds sawyers for 

work in the fort; to Col. Wm Smith for presents to Long 
Island Indians and for official charges; to Garrit Luykase, 
Hendrick Rooseboom, Nicholas Bleecker and Jan Baptist 
van Eps for going with Col. Peter Schuyler to Onon- 
daga; to Rob't Livingston and Hendrick Hansen for ex- 
penses of this expedition; to Cornelius de Peyster and 
Gerrit Banker to pay Clem Ellswordt for carpenter work 
in the fort. 163 

8 Warrant to Hendrick Hansen for firewood to the Albany 

garrison. Account referred. 164 

9 Warrants: to Abr'm Gouverneur for services as speaker of 

the assembly; to Dirck van der Burgh for mason work 
in the fort; to Col. Peter Schuyler and Hendrick Hansen 
for a journey to Onondaga; to Ryer Schermerhorn for 
public transportation. The ship Fortune condemned in 
admiralty as foreign built, to go to England. 164 

Sep. 13 Rye and Bedford. Indian afifairs. Proclamation to issue for 
convoking the assembly. Robert Livingston confirmed by 
royal order as collector of the excise, receiver of quitrents, 
town clerk, clerk of the peace, and clerk of the common 
pleas at Albany. 165 

18 Mediterranean passes. Wayt Winthrop produces his com- 

mission as judge of the admiralty. Expenses of the 
governor's journey to Albany to be audited. Warrants: 
to Duncan Campbell for money advanced; to Robert 
Livingston for entertaining French agents. 167 

19 Wayt Winthrop sworn in as judge of the admiralty. 167 
23 Soldiers coming from Ireland (see A''. Y. col. mss, 43:122). 

Proclamation to issue concerning Mediterranean passes. 167 

27 Above proclamation read and approved. Nomination of 

mayor and sheriff of New York. 168 

28 Isaac de Riemer appointed mayor, Peter de Mill sheriff of 

New York; John Bleecker sr mayor, and Jonathan Broad- 
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for Kings; Zachariah Mills for Queens; John Mulford for 
Suffolk; Bernard van Benthuysen for Dutchess and Ulster; 
Teunis Dowisson for Orange; Jeremiah Fowler for West- 
chester; Christian Corsen for Richmond counties. 169 
Oct. 2 Warrants: to Rob't Livingston for Indian provisions, for 
disbursements to the fort and to the Indians; to Francis 
Winne for use of his sloop by the governor; to Cornelius 
Low for his sloop; to Jan Baptist van Eps for services as 
Indian interpreter; to Peter van Brugh foi; Indian presents; 
to Wm Morris for presents; to Fred Oathout for beer to 
the governor; to Alexander Mason for necessaries on the 
governor's journey to Albany; to Thos. Noell for Indian 
presents; to Col. Cortlandt for candles to the fort; to 
Abr'm de Peyster for Indian presents; to Abr'm Staats 
for hire of his sloop; to Anthony Rogers for his expenses 
to Albany with the governor. Capt. James Weems' peti- 
tion referred. 169 

7 Warrant to Col. Cortlandt for expenses of governor's 

journey to Albany. Military furnishings. Surgeon Jacob 
Staats appointed to Capt. Weems' company, and Hendrick 
van Dyck to Mayor Rich'd Ingoldsby's. Warrant to Wm 
Mumford for stonecutters work on the fort. Indian aflfairs. 171 

8 Order on petition by Dirck Jansen Hooglandt. Soldiers 

bedding. Order on petition by Jacob Manritz and Jobs. 
Provoost. Warrant to John Bleecker for Indian interpret- 
ing. Order on petition by Michael Hawdon. Albany 
excise. Petition by James Kinard sergeant dismissed (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 43:171). 171 

3 1 Commission for a trading expedition to be prepared for 
John Peroo owner and master of the sloop Three 
Brothers (see A''. F. col. mss, 43:168). Capt. Shelley and 
his crew suspected of piracy. Warrants for salaries of civil 
officers. 172 

12 Suffolk county excise. 173 

14 , Isaac de Riemer, John Johnson Bleecker and Peter de Milot 

sworn in as mayors of New York and of Albany and as 
sheriff of New York.. Warrant to Thos. Farmer for trans- 
porting John Williams a deserter. 173 

15 John Hughes, Wm Webb, Patrick Waldrop, Daniel Lath- 

well, John Denny, and other old and decrepit soldiers 
to be sent to England in the galley New Port. Warrants: 
to Francis Vincent for sails to the custom-house barge; to 
Cornelius Lodge for paint etc to the same; to John 
Latham for carpenter work on the same; to Robert Cran- 
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for carving work; to John Coolley for blacksmith work 
on the barge; to John Owen for joiners work on the same; 
to Aert Elbertsen for use of his sloop on public service; 
to John Ellison for sundries to the fort and the barge. 174 

16 Governor's house to be examined for repairs. Indian affairs. 

Scow ashore near South-hold. 175 

19 Aug. Graham the surveyor-general a man not to be de- 
pended upon, Pieter Cortileau appointed surveyor for the 
province. 176 

22 Warrant to Bowdewyn de Witt for going express from 

Esopus to Albany (see A''. Y. col. mss, 43:175). 177 

23 Warrants: to John Riggs for his trouble m. escorting 

pirate prisoners from Burlington, N. J. to New York (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 43:178); to Hendrick van Dyck for salary 
as surgeon (see N. Y. col. mss, 43:177}. 177 

24 Warrant to Francis Chappell for rent of committee room. 

Samuel Clews appointed surveyor (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
43:1179). Warrant to Johannes Vinhagen for going express 
to Albany. 177 

25 Additional instruction to the governor concerning courts- 

martial. Warrant to Col. Stephen Cortlandt for work in 
the fort. Samuel Clews sworn in as surveyor. 177 

26 Abr'm Gouverneur appointed recorder of New York city 

vice Graham illegally acting as such^ and sworn in. 179 

29 Wine imported by the French advocate-general of Petit 

Guavas as a present to the governor admitted free of duty. 
Warrants: to Gabriel Ludlow for salary as clerk of the 
assembly; to Gabriel Thompson for salary as doorkeeper. 179 

30 Stephen Cortlandt appointed chief justice and sworn in. 

Stephen Cortlandt, Abr'm de Peyster, Rob't Livingston 
and Rob't Walters, of the council, with Capt. Peter 
Matthews, Lt. Chs. Ashfield, and Lt. Henry Holland to 
be judges of the court-martial, Paroculus Parmyter judge 
advocate, Barne Cosens clerk, and Ricli'd Stokes marshal, 
under act of legislature. • [179] 

31 Warrant to Gabriel Ludlow for copying council papers. 

Wm Bradford displaced as government printer. Warrant 
to Abr'm Gouverneur for copying council papers which 
should have been printed. [179I 

Nov. 5 Warrant to Jobs. Sanderse Glen for repairing Schenectady 
barracks. Albany firewood. Warrant to Hendrick Han- 
sen for same. Furniture for officers lodgings at Albany. 180 
6 Warants: to Peter van Brugh for Indian disbursements and 
a journey to Onondaga with Col. Romar; to Hendrick 
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col. mss, 44:4); to Dirck Wessells for Indian expenses; to 
Garrit Viele for the same; to Henry Meason for black- 
smith work in Fort Wm Henry; to Abr'm Gouverneur for 
services as speaker of the assembly; to Abr'm de la Noy 
and Engelbert Lott for material to the fort; to Dirck Wes- 
sells for journeys on public service; to Col. Peter Schuyler 
for provisions to French prisoners etc; to Lieut. Thos. 
Sharp for salary as gunner at Albany; to Capt. John 
Schuyler for provisions to Indians sent to Ottowawa; to 
Abr'm de Peyster for pay of Ryer Schermerhorn and John 
Latham, sent for ships timber. 180 

12 Order of the king in council confirming Robert Walters 

as member of the council in New York. Barracks to be 
built outside the fort. Watch coats for soldiers. £2000 
tax. Warrant to Ryer Schermerhorn for firewood to 
Schenectady garrison (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:8). Order on 
address by the house of representatives (see A''. Y. col. mss. 
44:6). 182 

13 Affidavits of John Parmyter, Robert Crannel, and Daniel 

Toy taken against Ducie Hungerford for malfeasance in 
office. Albany excise. 184 

27 Sloop Batchelors Delight, John Roberts master seized for 

breach of the laws at Oysterbay. Warrant to Nicholas 
Blank for blacksmith work done by John Petersen Melott 
his debtor fled to East Jersey (see N. Y. col. mss, 44; lb 
IS~I9)- John de Peyster commissioner of customs to 
furnish bedding for the soldiers (see A''. Y. col. iiiss, 44:17). 
Correspondence and orders concerning courts of law. War- 
rants for work and materials to the ship Fortune to Benj. 
Faneuil, Aaron Bloom, Abr'm de Peyster, Isaac Brazier, 
, Samuel Phillips, Nichs. Jemain, John Sipkins, Daniel 
Roberts, Capt. Wm Collvitt, Frederick Philipps, Barent 
Rynderson, Isaac de Mill, Rich'd Willett, Francis Vincent, 
George Elswordt, Isaac de Peyster, John Davie, Abr'm 
Kipp and Sam'l Staats (see A''. Y. col. mss, 44:9-14). 186 

Dec. 12 Warrants: to Paroculus Parmyter, Barne Cosens and Richard 
Stokes, for services in the court-martial; to Surgeon 
Henry van Dyck for services under the Indian commis- 
sioners. 188 

28 Orders: on information by Richard Shute justice in West- 

chester county concerning Peter Villepontoon suspected 
of the murder of David Burgett; on memorial by the 
mayor etc of New York (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:23); con- 
cerning a bill of exchange drawn by Thos. Weaver; on a 
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Jan. 2 Thomas Weaver sworn in as collector and receiver-general; 
his salary. Freight for military stores by the Thomas and 
Elizabeth, Thos. Ogden master. Peter and Mary Ville- 
pontoon, son and daughter of Peter Villepontoon to be 
arrested (p. 189). igo 

7 Proclamation to issue offering a reward for the discovery of 

David Burgett's murder (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:24). igi 

8 Case of the ship John and Henry. Edward Antill and the 

mayor etc of New York. 191 

21 Nathaniel Coles appointed surveyor and searcher of the 
customs at Oysterbay. Chief justice and attorney-general 
superseded under orders from England to appoint able 
lawyers to these places. Mr Atwood appointed chief jus- 
tice, and Mr Broughton attorney-general coming from 
England. Warrants for salaries of civil officers. Pay- 
ment to Dr Jacob Staats. Warrants: to Jacob van Noor- 

strandt for iron in the fort; to Mayou for sailors' 

coats; to Jonathan Davis for sweeping chimneys; to Daniel 
Mesuard for fitting out the governor's sloop to Thos. 
Swiney for work in the fort; to Jacob Mauritz and Jobs. 
Provoost for money illegally levied upon them (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 44:25). 192 

27 Thomas Weaver appointed to and sworn of the council. 
Demands under act of assembly the books and accounts, 
of the revenue. Alien shipmasters cited before the council. 
Warrant to Abr'm Gouverneur for expenses on a journey 
to the east end of Long Island about pirates. Albany 
excise. 194 

30 Captain Jacob van Cortlandt and Johannes van Cortlandt, 
brother and son, of the late Col. Stephen van Cortlandt 
testify concerning account books. Warrant fo Rob't 
Livingston for salary as secretary of Indian affairs not to 
be signed. Warrant to Abr'm de Peyster for wine given 
to the soldiers. 195 

Feb. 3 Denization of aliens. Dirck van der Burgh's accounts to 
be audited. Order on petition of Boaz Bell late master 
of the John and Henry of Carolina against John Hold- 
critz present master (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:31). Barne 
Cosens to act as kings counsel before the court of sessions. 196 
7 Order on petition by John Tollman and Nath'l Pearsall (see 
N. y. col. mss, 44:33). Petition of Magdalena Pelletreaux 
dismissed. Accounts of Ducie Hungerford to be audited. 197 

II Accounts of Col. Stephen Cortlandt produced to be audited. 
Tide mill to be set up by John Marsh. Warrant to John 
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12 Answer of the justices of Queens county to the petition of 

John Tollman and Nath'l Pearsall (p. 197) • ipS 

IS Orders of the king in council, approving and vetoing laws 
passed in 1699. Mathew Plowman. Audit of Col. Cort- 
landt's accounts. Government warrants to be legal tender 
for customs duties. 198 

iS Memorial of commissioners to examine the public accounts. 
Memorial of Thos. Weaver collector and receiver-general. 
Deposition by the same. Order to search for Col. van 
Cortlandt's books refused by his widow. 202 

19 Deposition by Barne Cosens concerning Mrs Gertrude van 

Cortlandt. Deposition by Ann Chappell tavern keeper. 
Proclamation to issue forbidding payment of excise money 
to Gertrude van Cortlandt. 209 

20 Widow Gertrude van Cortlandt and her son Johannes and 

John Basford before the council relative to Col. A. van 
Cortlandt's books. Firewood for the fort. 210 

Mar. 5 Death of Lord Bellomont. Lt. Gov. Nanfan absent in 
Barbados. Proclamation to issue announcing Lord B's 
death (see A^. Y. col. mss, 44:48). Absent members called 
to town. Abr'm de Peyster the eldest member to act as 
president until the return of the lieutenant governor, or 
Col. Wm Smith. Letters to be sent to Massachusetts and 
New Haven announcing the death (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
44:49-50). Council to wait on Lady Bellomont. 211 

6 Hendrick Hansen and Peter van Brugh of Albany to be 
asked to advance money for the pay and subsistance of 
the Albany garrison (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:52). 213 

13 Wm Smith presiding. Discussion on the powers of the 

council. Military stores to be examined. Pay for the 
soldiers to be provided. 213 

14 Clause of a letter from the lords of trade concerning legis- 

lative acts. Bills of stores to be given by the collector. 
Warrants: to Anne Bowen for nursing a sick soldier, 
Patrick Waldron; to Mary Thomas for taking care of sick 
soldiers. Order on petition by Peter Berrian. Proclama- 
tion to issue convoking the assembly (see N. Y. col. mss, 
44:55). 217 

15 Col. Wm Smith refuses to sign and is directed to affix his 

signature to the preceding proclamation. Supreme court. 
Order on petition by Edward Folwell, Mathew Howel and 
Henry Pierson to be judges of the common pleas for the 
trial of Folwell vs Giles Sylvester, Judge Arnold being a 
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on petition of Susannah Lawrence. Warrant to Barne 
Cosens for stationery. Col. Wm Smith obtains leave of 
absence. 2i8 

17 Militia of Kings and Queens counties to attend the late 

governor's funeral. Dr Anthony Rogers. Memorial of 
collector Thos. Weaver vs naval officer Paroculus Parmyter 
read. Another memorial of Thos. Weaver about Col. 
Stephen van Cortlandt's books and orders thereon. Order 
on petition by Dirck Jansen Hooghlandt. 219 

18 Petition of Wm Creed and Fred'k Hendrick referred to John 

Coe, Samuel Edsall and Content Titus. 220 

20 'Mrs van Cortlandt and her late husband's books. Paroculus 
Parmyter given time to answer to Thos. Weaver's mem- 
orial. 220 
■ 21 Peter Schuyler and Robert Livingston fail to attend the 
council although in town. Pay of soldiers in Albany. Am- 
munition to be distributed for celebrating the governor's 
funeral. Order on petition by Widow van Bossah against 
Thomas Oneby a soldier for house rent. 221 

24 Peter Schuyler and Robert Livingston will not attend 

the sittings of council. Military arrangements for the 
governor's funeral. Measures to obtain money for public 
expenses. 222 

25 Military arrangements for the funeral. Pay of soldiers at 

Albany. 223 

29 Days for meeting of council fixed. Abr'm de Peyster and 

Robert Walters offer to advance money for soldiers pay. 224 
31 Mayor Isaac de Riemer and Alderman David Provoost ap-: 
pointed judges of the supreme court. Memorial of com- 
missioners of accounts against Peter Schuyler and Rob't 
Livingston read. Answer of naval officer Paroculus 
Parmyter to collector Weaver's memorial read. Orders: 
on petition by John van Cortlandt; on information by the 
naval officer concerning " bona peritura " (perishable 
goods) of Bartholomew le Feurt an alien seized and in 
the customhouse. Remonstrance of Col. Peter Schuyler 
and Robert Livingston read (see A''. Y: col. mss, 44:74). 
Clerk of council not to give to members copies of council 
minutes without order. 225 

Ap. I Soldiers to be quartered in the fort barracks to prevent 
desertions. Petition by Thos. Spread granted. Payment 
to Richard Claese for chimney sweeping ordered. Gabriel 
Ludlow's account for clerical work referred. Wages of 
barge crew to be adjusted. Soldiers in hospital. Mary 
and Judith Thomas to be paid for nursing sick soldiers. 
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2 Order on petition by Lieut. Mathews for power to command 

in the fort. 227 

3 Military stores. Capt W. Caldwell of the Advice man-of- 

war. Soldiers. Proclamation to issue about deserting. 
Capt. James Weems denied leave to go to England and 
ordered back to Albany (see A^. F. col. mss, 44:78); his 
memorial concerning the garrisons at Albany and Schenec- 
tady to be laid before the assembly. Warrants: to Wm 
Sell for salary as tidewaiter; to Daniel Toy and Nicholas 
Feilding for same; to James Evitts for salary as searcher; 
to John Crooke gauger of liquors; to Barne Cosens for 
salary as clerk of the council; to Rich'd Stokes messenger 
of council. Assembly advised to adjourn. 228 

4 Answer of Peter Schuyler and Robert Livingston to the me- 

morial of the commissioners of accounts read and ordered 
thereon (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:81). No quorum in the 
assembly yet. 230 

5 Military stores by the Advice. Order on petition by Barne 

Cosens (see A^. F. col. mss, 44:88). Warrant to Jan Janse 
Bleecker for blockhouses and officers lodgings at Albany 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 44:91-92). Mayor etc of Albany to 
rent officers' lodgings: Wm Lawrence before the council 
on behalf of Susannah Lawrence. Order on application 
by John Lawrence concerning East India goods seized in 
Queens county. Assembly advised to adjourn and give 
council time to prepare bills. 230 

9 Paper signed by Thos. Weaver, Abr'm de Peyster, Samuel 
Staats, and Robert Walters all of the council (see A''. F. 
col. mss, 44:94). 231 

10 Col. Wm Smith not ready with his answer to the foregoing 

paper. Coronation day. 233 

14 Col. Wm Smith's answer read; reply by the above four mem- 

bers of council (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:100). 233 

15 Quarrel between Col. Wm Smith and the council as to the 

former's authority to act as governor continued. 238 

16 Capt. Wm Caldwell of the Advice man-of-war asked to meet 

the council. 239 

17 Orders to Capt. Caldwell. Dispute between the collector of 

customs and the naval officer. Warrant to Wm Davis for 
disbursments. 239 

18 Warrant to Col. Wm Romar for fitting out messengers to 

the Ottowawas and other far nations. Leave to go to 
Boston denied him. Warrants: to Gabriel Ludlow and 
Gabriel Thompson for salary as clerk, and messenger, of 
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to Wm Richardson matross for same. Armorer to be 
looked for. Order on petition by Rich'd Ashfield (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 44:93). Warrant to the high sheriff of New 
York for expenses in taking and subsisting men arrested 
at the request of Gov. Penn; they are to be shipped to 
Philadelphia (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:104). 239 

19 Assembly wants to adjourn; advised not to do so. Custom- 
house barge to be repaired. Robert Livingston refuses 
to act with the council in the absence of Col. Wm Smith, 
and leaves the council chamber. 240 

22 Letters to be written to Pennsylvania, the Jerseys and Con- 
necticut about deserters. 242 

29 Order on letter by Capt. John Schuyler (see A''. F. col. mss, 
44:108, no, i/ii) about the Onagongo Indians. Lieut. John 
Bennet to continue in the command of Col. Ingoldsby's 
company at Albany. Customhouse barge. Warrants: to 
Abr'm de Peyster for Ryer Schermerhorn and John 
Latham (p. 180) ; to Cornelia de Peyster for Jean le 
Chevalier carpenter in the fort. 243. 

May 2 Warrants: to Capt. Jas. Weems for candles; to John Perry 
for carpenter work in the fort. Onagongo Indians. Bills 
of exchange to be drawn on John Champanti (see A^. Y. 
col. mss, 44:117). 244 

5 Bills of exchange signed. Excise. Warrants: to Mathew 

Clarkson secretary of the province for clerical work (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 44:118); to Barne Cosens for same. 244 

6 No action taken on letter from Gov. Andrew Hamilton of 

New Jersey. Dr Anthony Rogers to be paid for rent of 
the house used by him as hospital. Stores to be delivered 
to Capt. Jas. Weems, to the gunner at Fort Wm Henry, 
and to Dr Anthony Rogers. Barne Cosens to act as 
kings counsel in the court of sessions. 245 

13 Soldiers to be paid in sterling money. Rev. Peter Brisac 

installed as chaplain to the fort. 246 

16 Abr'm de Peyster and Thos. Weaver to adjust the accounts 
of Lord Bellomont with the officers of his company. Pay- 
ment ordered: to Richard Davis for sweeping chimneys 
in the fort; to John Maddock fort storekeeper for disburs- 
ments. Bills of exchange (see A^. Y. col. mss, 44:126-27). 246 

19 Lt. Gov. Nanfan returned. Indian affairs. 247 

22 Proclamation to issue calling on deserters to return. Ac- 
count for firewood referred. Oosterhouse a passenger in 
the ship Happy Peace, Capt. Dixon, suspected of carry- 
ing letters from Canada to Mons Pounchartreen and other 
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23 Accounts referred. Warrant to Barne Cosens for a^ttend- 

ing the commissioners of accounts. 248 

30 Order of the king in council declaring Rye and Bedford to 
belong to New York. Letter from the I<ing to Lord 
Bellomont about Rye and Bedford. Proclamation to that 
effect to issue. Letters from the king about suppression 
of pirates, and about fortifications and the quota of the 
various colonies to be furnished for the defense of the 
frontiers. Matthew Plowman. Accounts of Robert Living- 
ston referred. Petition of Jacob Isaac referred. Court of 
chancery authorized. 248 

June I Proclamations concerning Rye and Bedford read and ap- 
proved; also about establishing a court of chancery (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 44:132); also for dissolving the assembly. 
Writs for a new election to issue. Indians made uneasy 
by Mon. Maricour's intrigues; Capt. John Bleecker to go 
to Onondaga to quiet them and call a meeting at Albany. 
Proclamation to issue confirming all civil and military 
officers (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:130). Account of the £1000 
tax for building a fort at Onondaga. Proclamation to issue 
about elections and returns. 256 

5 Indian affairs. Order on petition by Robert Livingston (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 44:140). No returns of the £1000 tax re- 
ceived. Orders on petitions: by Capt. Sincklair; by Wm. 
Richardson and John Crooke. Returns of the £2000 tax 
called for. 258 

17 Census to be taken. Warrant to David Jamison for salary 
as clerk of the council in 1698. David Jamison sworn in 
as deputy surveyor-general. 259 

26 Indian affairs. Barne Cosens sworn in as clerk and register, 

of the court of chancery. Warrants: to Jean le Chevalier 
for joiner work in the fort; to John Schuyler for repair of 
Albany blockhouses; to Peter de Riemer for glass to the 
fort; to Barne Cosens for salary as clerk, and Richard 
Stokes as messenger, of the council; to Jacobus van Dyck 
as surgeon to Schenectady garrison; to Joachim Staats for 
transporting soldiers; to Hendrick Hansen for firewood to 
Albany garrison. Orders: on petition by Abr'm de la 
Noy concerning Peter de la Noy's will; in regard to Jacob 
Isaac's goods; on a petition by Mando a free negro 
woman (see A''. Y. col. mss, 44:147). Col. Romar refused 
permission to leave Boston. 260 

27 Report on the petition of Capt. Robert Sinclair of the ship 

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for blacksmith work in the fort. Payments ordered: to 
John Maddock for disbursments in the fort; to expresses 
from Albany. Accounts of the governor's expedition to 
Albany. 262 

Aug. 4 Wm Atwood sworn of the council and as judge of the 
admiralty. Sampson Shelton Broughton sworn as attor- 
ney-general of the court of admiralty. Atwood to be 
chief justice, and Broughton attorney-general of the prov- 
ince. 263 

5 Wm Atwood and S. S. Broughton sworn in as chief justice, 
and attorney-general respectively. Letter from the king 
relating to Trinity church. Court of oyer and terminer 
to sit for the trial of a negro woman and John Johnson 
accused of felony. Abr'm de Peyster and Robert Walters 
to be associate judges of the supreme court. 264 

7 Patent for five small islands given to John Baptist van Eps 
and Lawrence Claese by the Indians granted (see L. P. 
3:13). Warrant to John Baptist van Eps for services as 
interpreter. 265 

14 Petition of the negro woman Mando against Sam'l Denton 

referred to John Coe justice for Queens county. 266 

15 Proclamation relating to pirates received from England. 

Thos. Weaver's salary as receiver-general not to be paid 
for the time of his absence in England. Abr'm de Peyster 
appointed deputy auditor-general. Special session of the 
supreme court ordered for the trial of Capt. Wake's ship. 266 

18 Statement of quitrents called for. 267 

19 Proclamation to issue concerning the treaty with Algiers. 268 
22 Indian affairs; French intrigues. Journal of Capt. Bleecker 

and David Schuyler during their late stay at Onondaga 
read. Order on petition by Adolph Philipps and Stephen 
de Lancey (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:158). 268 

26 Warrant to Elizabeth Whanewright for nursing sick soldiers. 
Letters about the census and the £1000 and £2000 taxes to 
be sent out. Warrants to Hendrick Hansen for firewood. 
Col. Gabriel Minvielle called in re Philipps and de Lancey. 269 

28 Soldiers' pay. Ordinance for establishing a court of chan- 

cery (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:161). Weaver and Livingston 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 44:156). Accounts referred. 270 

29 The lieutenant-governor and council take the oaths ap- 

pointed in the chancery court ordinance. 273 

30 Weaver and Livingston (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:163). Ac- 

counts of Lady Bellomont referred. 273 

Sep. 2 Thos. Noell and John de Peyster to be masters, Barne 
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and sealer of writs, Abr'm Gouvcrneur and Richard Harris 
clerks of the court of chancery. The petition by Robt. 
Livingston read (see A'^. F. col. viss, 44:165). 273 

9 Thos. Weaver's accounts as agent of the province in Eng- 
land referred. 274 

II Justices of the peace summoned before the council for 

neglecting to send in census lists. 274 

16 Leigh Atwood appears on behalf of Capt. Wake and his 
ship Elizabeth and Catharine, Rip van Dam offering his 
bond; order in regard to it. Order on petition of Wm 
Creed vs Daniel Whitehead. 274 

18 Order on petition by Thos. Baxter justice in Westchester 
county against Thos. Hunt and John Hunt also justices of 
the peace (see A^. Y. col. mss, 44:164). Case of the ship 
Elizabeth and Catharine. Letter received from Gov. , 
Francis Nicholson of Virginia about men for the defense 
of the frontiers. Creed vs Whitehead. Robert Living- 
ston sworn in as judge of the court of chancery. Patent 
to be drawn to Abr'm de la Noy for lots in Stone and 
Bridge streets, New York city. 275 

22 Petition by Robert Livingston read (p. 273). Journal of 
John Bleecker and David Schuyler of their Onondaga 
expeditions read. Widow Gertrude van Cortlandt empow- 
ered to receive debts due for customs at her husband's 
death. Order on petition of Mathias Mott (see L. P. 3:20). 
Baxter vs Hunt. Proclamation to issue for the arrest of 
John Hunt (see N. Y. col. mss, 44:166). John Hunt super- 
seded as justice of the peace. 276 
29 Warrant to Barne Cosens for the lieutenant governor's sal- 
ary. Mayors and sherififs appointed: Thomas Noell mayor 
of New York, John Bleecker jr of Albany; Isaac de Riemer 
sheriff of New York; Jonathan Broadhurst of Albany; 
Benj. van de Water of Kings; Zachariah Mills of Queens; 
John Mulford of Suffolk; John de Pue of Richmond; 
Boudewyn de Widt of Ulster and Dutchess; Isaac Denham 
of Westchester; Teunis Dowisson of Orange counties. 
John Johnson Bleecker to be recorder of Albany city. 
Order on petition by Edw'd Hodges. 277 
Oct. 2 Thomas Hunt placed under bonds to keep the peace. 

Weaver vs Parmyter. 278 

4 Warrant to Thomas Sharp for salary as gunner (see A^. Y. 
col. mss, 44:167). Orders on petitions: by Samuel Height, 
John Way and Robert Feild, Quakers (see N. Y. col. mss, 
44:169); petition for a public landing place between Wall 
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6 Warrants: to Anne Bowen for nursing Henry Povey a sick 
soldier; to John Evans for care of sick soldiers. Accounts 
of John Bleecker and David Schuyler referred. Ordinance 
to be prepared for adjourning the supreme court. Wake 
vs Weaver. 280 

II 'Acts of parliament received relating to piracy and to inherit- 
ance of estates. 280 

13 Order in re Creed vs Whitehead. 281 

15 Clerks of chancery appointed clerks of the petit bag. Lt. 

Gov. Nanfan sworn to observe the laws of trade and navi- 
gation. Wake vs Weaver. Five nations asked by the 
Waganhaes to make peace. 281 

16 Wm Merritt appointed judge of the common pleas for 

Orange county. Wake vs Weaver. 282 

17 Sheriff of Westchester to bring John Hunt before the coun- 

cil. Instructions to Capt. John Bleecker sent to the meet- 
ing of the five nations and Waganhaes read and approved. 282 

18 Warrant to Abr'm Gouverneur for services as speaker of the 

assembly. 282 

27 Warrants: to John Bleecker and David Schuyler for ex- 
penses on a journey to Onondaga; to Lawrence Claesen 
interpreter, Jacobus Luykasse, Albert van der Zee and 
Matys Nack for the same; to Hendrick Hansen for a jour- 
ney to the Mohawks and for firewood; to same and Peter 
van Brugh for fitting out messengers to the Ottowawas; to 
Garrit and Johannis Luykasse for their journey with Hen- 
drick Hansen and Ryer Schermerhorn to the Mohawk 
country. Excise of Suffolk county. Firewood for Albany 
and Schenectady garrisons. Virginia and Pennsylvania 
declare they will not help New York in case of war or 
invasion. Wine to be given to the soldiers for celebrating 
the king's birthday. Order on petition by Bernardus Free- 
man minister at Schenectady and Ryer Schermerhorn (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 45:5). 282 

30 Indian affairs. Order on petition by Dirck van der Burgh 
and Abr'm Staats (see L. P. 3:15). Petitions by Robert 
Livingston (see N. Y. col. mss, 45:15) and by Johannes 
Groenendyck (see N. Y. col. mss, 45:16). 284 

Nov. I Order on Johs. Groenendyck's petition. Albany excise. In- 
dian affairs. 285 
' 6 Warrants: to Robert Walters for firewood to the fort; to 
Thos. Weaver for expenses of governor's journey to 
Albany, and for money advanced. Order on petition by 
Leigh Atwood, Richard Slater and Abr'm Staats for pur- 
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10 Agreement between Leigh Atwood & Co. and Dirck van 
den Burgh produced (see L. P. 3:17). Warrant to Lady 
Bellomont for money due her late husband. 286 

13 Wm Smith, Samuel Staats, Robert Walters and Thos. 
Weaver, of the council, Capt. Wm Caldwell of the Advice 
man-of-war, and George Larkin appointed commissioners, 
Wm Sharpas register of the court of admiralty for the trial 
of pirates, and sworn in. Land called Maskake near Shaw- 
angunk in Ulster coun1;y to be surveyed for Mathias Mott. 287 

20 The ship Elizabeth and Catherine released under condition 

of being insured. Warrants for salaries: to John de Pey- 
ster surveyor, and James Evitt's searcher, of the customs, 
and to Wm Sell, Daniel Toy and Nich's Feilding tide- 
waiters; to Barne Cosens clerk, and Rich'd Stokes messen- 
ger, of the council. Salary of the chief justice and attorney- 
general fixed. Warrant to Lt. Gov. Nanfan for Indian 
expenses. 288 

21 People of Rye and Bedford refuse to pay taxes as reported 

by justices Henry Fowler, Thos. Baxter and Thos. Pinck- 
ney of Westchester. Warrant to John Maddock for inci- 
dental expenses in the fort. John Bachand's account re- 
ferred to John Ellison and Abr'm Ketteltasse. Patents 
granted: to Brandt Schuyler (see L. P. 3:18); to Jacobus 
de Key (see L. P. 3:19). 289 

Dec. I Ordinance to be drawn concerning the sessions of the su- 
preme court (p. 280; see N. Y. col. mss, 45:33). 289 
8 Vetch's sloop ashore on Long Island and Lieut. Charles 
Oliver sent to take charge of her prohibited goods. Ac- 
counts referred. Sessions of the supreme court. 290 

16 Thos. Weaver appointed collector of duties and sworn in. 

Sessions of the supreme court. 290 

18 Gov. Elias Haskett of the island of Providence attends the 
council and swears to the truth of his memorial (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 45:38): his memorial. Capt. John Wake's ship. 
Order on petition by Deliverance Brown (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 45:39). 290 

i8(?) Order to the sheriff for the arrest of John Graves, James 
Crawford and Roger Predent, on complaint of Gov. Has- 



kett. 



292 



22 The sheriff produces his three prisoners and they are re- 
manded. 292 

24 Col. Stephen van Cortlandt's accounts. Warrants: to Lady 
Bellomont for the balance of her late husband's salary; 
to Mrs Gertrude van Cortlandt for money due her late 
husband. Quit rent of Abr'm de la Noy's patent. Soldiers' 
quarters. Patent granted to Mathias Mott. 292 



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John Wick appointed high sheriff of Suffolk county vice John 
Mulford superseded. Sloop Mary, Capt. Samuel Vetch 
master condemned to the admiralty court in England. 
Order on petition by Bartholomew le Feurt (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 45:41). 

Mrs Gertrude van Cortlandt refuses to sign certain accounts 
of her late husband. 



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294 



Warrants for salaries of Lt. Gov. Nanfan, Chief Justice Wm 
Atwood, and other civil officers. Order on petition by 
Samuel Denton (see A''. Y. col. mss, 45:51). Petition of 
Luycas Kierstead son, Johannes Kip and Wm Teller sons- 
in-law of Sarah Roeloff deceased deferred (see L. P. 3:26). 
Orders on petitions: by Capt. Jacob Mauritz for pay for 
piloting the Deptford man-of-war, Capt. John Leader (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 45 :49) ; by Wm Le Conte (see N. Y. col. mss, 
45:48). Warrant to Lt. Gov. Nanfan for house rent in 
Lord Bellomont's time. 

License to purchase land near Demarez creek, Orange 
county, granted to Matthew Clarkson (see L. P. 3:25), 
Report on Wm Le Conte's house (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 45:52). 
Patent to Abr'm de la Noy signed. Col. Stephen' van 
Cortlandt's accounts. 

Papers reflecting on the government and circulating among 
the people considered. Alderman John Hutchins called 
before the council; also Nidi's and Samuel Bayard. 

Nich's and Samuel Bayard placed under bonds. John 
Hutchins ordered to produce the papers. 

Examination of the charges. Justices Wm Barnes and 
Henry Fowler, and Sheriff Isaac Denham of Westchester 
county summoned before the council. Deposition by 
Edw'd Marshall. 

Address of Nich's Bayard, Rip van Dam, Philipp French 
and Thos. Wenham to the lieutenant governor. 

Examinations of the charges of sedition continued. Opinion 
of the attorney-general. Signers of the above address refuse 
to deliver certain papers. Col. Nicholas Bayard com- 
mitted. 

Proclamation to issue concerning the disaffection expressed 
in the inflammatory papers (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 45:57-58). 

License to purchase Indian lands in Suffolk county granted 
to Robert Walters. Oath taken by the lieutenant gov- 
ernor that he had not opened packages received from 
England by Capt. Darkins. 304 



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24 Order on petition by Johannis Hardenbrook and others not 

named. Proclamation ordered on January 226. read. 304 

26 Rip van Dam. Philipp French and Thos. Wenham again 
refuse to dehver certain papers; Philipp French is super- 
seded as justice of the peace and all three are to be tried 
at the next supreme court. Orders on petitions: by Sev- 
ereyn ton Plout (see N. Y. col. mss, 45:67); by Susannah 
Vaughton (see L. P. 3:28); by Samuel Staats (see L. P. 
3:29). Warrants: to Abr'm de Peyster for provisions to 
the ship Fortune; to Thos. Weaver for incidental charges; 
to Gabriel Ludlow for salary as clerk of the assembly; 
to Wm Teller for hire of his sloop; to John Schuyler for 
fitting out messenger to the Onagongos (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 45:68). 305 

29 Warrants: to Gabriel Thompson for entertaining French- 
men from Canada and Indians (see A''. Y. col. mss, 45:28); 
to Lady Bellomont for salary of Thoss. Weaver as agent 
of the province; to Robert Walters for pay of Judith Pem- 
berton nurse of sick soldiers, Henry Povey and Jonas 
Thomas. Proclamation to issue concerning commissions 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 45:69). 306 

Feb. 2 Wm Creed summoned before the council. Susannah Vaugh- 
ton summoned. Order on petition by John Hutchins (see 
L. P. 3:30). Escheator of the province called. 307 

4 Commission of oyer and terminer to be prepared to try 

Nich's Bayard and John Hutchins for high treason. 308 

5 Thos. Weaver appointed solicitor-general. Susannah Vaugh- 

ton before the council. Indian purchase by Pauling pro- 
duced by Mr Emott to be recorded. 308 
9 Orders on petitions: by Matthew Clarkson, Lancaster Syms, 
Robert Walters, Rich'd Slater, John Chollwell, Cornelius 
de Peyster, Leigh Atwood, Barne Cosens and Caleb Heath- 
cote (see L. P. 3:31); by Nich's Bayard and John Hutchins 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 45:70). Books and accounts of Paro- 
culus Parmyter late naval officer called for. Sheriff of 
Westchester county, Jonathan Scriben, John Horton and 
Joseph Purdy called before the council. 308 
p. m. Paroculus Parmyter refuses to produce his books; sheriff of 

of New York ordered to seize them. 309 

10 Books seized by the sheriff delivered to Thos. Weaver and 

James Evitts for examination and report. 309 

12 Order of the king in council in re Cruger vs de Peyster, 
Commission of oyer and terminer prepared, the justices 
sworn and the accused notified. Execution against Wm 
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14 Petition of Barne Cosens (see A''. Y. col. mss, 45:73) referred. 

Petition of Col. Caleb Heathcote (see L. P. 3:31) granted. 311 

17 Orders: for writ of ad quod damnum on the petition of Caleb 
Heathcote; on petition of Caleb Heathcote, Joseph Theule 
and others; on petition by John de Peyster and others (see 
L. P. 3:32) for license to purchase Indian lands. 312 

19 License to purchase Indian lands granted to Samuel Staats, 
Cornelius Claesen, Abr'm Provost, Garrit Gerritse and 
Barent Staats (see L. P. 3:33). Order on petitions by John 
de Puy and Daniel Lake. Warrant to Jacob Staats for sal- 
ary as surgeon. Cruger vs de Peyster. Jon'n Scrifen and 
others of Westchester (p. 308) examined in relation to 
libels signed by them. 313 

28 Capt. Thos. Clarke swears that everything on board Capt. 
Kidd's sloop has been delivered to the governor with in- 
ventory. Thos. Davis to be riding messenger of the coun- 
cil on Long Island. 314 
Mar. 2 Proclamation to issue proroguing the assembly (see A''. F. 
col. mss, 45:74). Order on petition by Robert Walters and 
others for land in Westchester county (see L. P. 3:33). 314 

5 Cruger vs de Peyster. License to purchase Indian lands in 
Ulster county granted David Provoost and others (see 

i- P- 3:35)- 31S 

10 David Jamison called before the council cannot be found. 

Proclamation of amnesty etc. to issue (see N. Y. col. )iiss, 
45:76). 316 

11 Henry Ludlow, John Wick, and Dr Nath'l Wade to appear 

before the council concerning the sloop run ashore on 
Long Island and seized by Charles Oliver. Payment to 
Justice Hobart ordered for expenses in seizing the sloop. 
Col. Heathcote's manor of Scarsdale, and report of the 
sheriff. 317 

12 Report of the solicitor-general on the manor of Scarsdale, 

and order to prepare letters patent for it. Rip van Dam 
promised he shall not be prosecuted. License to purchase 
Indian lands granted: in Dutchess county to Capt. Wm 
Caldwell, Isaac Gouverneur, Robert Sanders, Henry Beek- 
man and others (see L. P. 3:38); in Westchester to Samuel 
Staats, Dirck Vanden Burgh and Barne Cosens (see L. P. 
3:34); in Ulster county to John Hardinbergh, Albert Rosa, 
John Middagh (see L. P. 39-41). Patent for land on Staten 
Island granted to Marc Dusachoy. Mate of the sloop 
stranded in Suffolk county ordered before the council. 317 

17 Order on petition of Col. Nicholas Bayard condemned for 

high treason. 320 



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1702 V. 8 

18 James Mott objecting to the grant of Scarsdale manor to be 

heard by the council. Order on memorial by the officers 
in Fort Wm Henry (see A''. Y. col. niss, 45:77). License 
to purchase Indian lands in Suffolk county granted to Isaac 
de Riemer (see L. P. 3:43). 320 

19 Corporation of Kingston (see A'". Y. col. viss, 45:78). John 

Balck (see N. Y. col. mss, 45:79). 321 

21 Agreement made by James Mott and Henry Disbrowe with 
Caleb Heathcote concerning the manor of Scarsdale. John 
Balck endenized. 321 

26 Public accounts. Rev. Bernardus Freeman to be induced 
to remain at Schenectady. Proclamation to issue convok- 
ing the assembly (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 45:86). Survey of 
land on Staten Island ordered for Peter Corteleau (se^ 
L. P. 3:44, 46). Order about Severeyn ten Hout's caveat 
against a patent for land to Mathias Mott. Cruger vs de 
Peyster. Drift whales in Suffolk county. 322 

30 License to purchase Indian lands in Ulster county granted 
to Abr'm Gouverneur and others (see L. P. 3:45). Proc- 
lamation to issue for discovery of the person who cut down 
the gallows (see A''. Y. col. mss, 45:88). 323 

Ap. 2 Warrants: for salaries of civil ofificers; to Abr'm de Peyster 
for wine to the soldiers; to John de Peyster for firewood to 
the garrisons; to Garrit Viele for lead to Indians; to Jona- 
than Davis for sweeping chimneys in the fort; to John 
Sharp for carpenter work done in the fort by John Perry; 
to John de Peyster for money due him. Order on petition 
by Samuel Staats. Accoimts. Vote of thanks to Thos. 
Weaver solicitor-general for services in the Bayard trial; 
and of disapproval of attorney-general Broughton for his 
negligence in the case. 324 

6 Cruger vs de Peyster. Court of exchequer. Proclamation to 
issue offering a reward for discovery of the person who 
wrote under a former proclamation next to the words, 
" God save the king," " and hang John Nanfan." 325 

9 Dr Samuel Staats vs Caleb Heathcote about land. Money 
for the Onondaga fort. George Clarke denounces Eden 
Burroughs as having written the above words; he, George 
Marriner, Andrew Marriner, and Edw'd Rosum are sum- 
moned before the council. ,^26 

13 Barne Cosens appointed escheator-general. Warrants to 
Lady Bellomont and Lt-Gov. Nanfan for moneys due to 
them under act of assembly. £2000 tax not paid yet. Pat- 
ent for land granted to Thos. Parcell of Great Barnes 
island (see L. P. 3:53). Petition of Susannah Vaughton 



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referred. Surveys of land ordered: for Francis Martino 
(see L. P. 3:54); for Thos. Stillwell (see L. P. 3:51). Pat- 
ents for land granted: to Peter Cortileau; to Adrian Lane 
(see L. P. 3:52). Surveys: ordered for Abr'm Luteine; for 
Nath'l Brittaine (see L. P. 3:57). Patent for land on Staten 
Island granted to Peter le Conte (see L. P. 3:49). Survey 
of lands on Staten Island near Mr Oselton, on Smokers 
point near Jean Rigoult, west of Thos. Pusling, and in 
front of Breville ordered for John de Puy and others; for 
Thos. Weaver and Marc Dusachoy (see L. P. 3:55). Patent 
for land in Ulster county granted to David Provoost and 
others (see L. P. 3:48). Attorney-general Broughton ac- 
knowrledges his neglect of duty and is pardoned. Eden 
Burroughs (p. 326) is committed. 328 

14 Order on petition by Susannah Vaughton. Letter from the 

lords of trade and plantations with opinion of Attorney- 
general Thos.' Treavor, and Solicitor-general Jo. Hawles 
on denization. Wine and beer to be laid in for Lor.d Corn- 
bury. Salaries formerly paid to Wm Pinhorne and John 
Guest as assistant judges to be paid also to present Asst. 
Judges de Peyster and Rob't Walters. House in the fort 
to be put in order for Lord Cornbury. Thos. Longworth 
to be clerk of Suffolk county vice Henry Smith term ex- 
pired. Petitions of Nich's Bayard and John Hutchins to 
be printed. Letter to the lords of trade in regard to Bay- 
ard and Hutchins. Warrants: to Attorney-general Samp- 
son Shelton Broughton for salary; to John Laurence for 
bringing pirates from Oyster bay to New York; to Law- 
rence Claesen interpreter for journeys to Oneida and On- 
ondaga; to Thos. Williams for bringing back Mon. Bat- 
tailey going to Canada without pass; to Thos. Weaver for 
contingent expenses; to Ryer Schermerhorn for firewood 
to Schenectady garrison; to John van Zandt for mending 
pump in the fort; to John Crooke for work in powder 
magazine; to John Bachaud for blacksmith work in the 
fort; to Gabriel Ludlow for official work done for Lord ■ 
Bellomont; to Robert Walters for firewood to Fort Wm 
Henry; to Dirck Wessells for candles to Albany garrison; 
to Jonathan Broadhurst for excise work at Albany; to 
Rob't Walters for linen to officers; to Gabriel Thompson 
for salary etc. 331 

15 Survey of land ordered for Leigh Atwood and Richard Slater. 

Edw'd Antill temporarily disbarred for refusing to take 
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Robert Livingston. Survey ordered for Isaac and Cor- 
nelius de Peyster. Warrants to Abr'm de Peyster and 
Robert Walters for salaries as assistant judges. 336 

16 Caleb Heathcote answers the allegations of Dr Samuel 

Staats. Edward Antill takes the oath. 337 

I" Resolutions of council to he communicated to Rev. Bern. 

Freeman. 338 

18 Roger Baker discharged on giving l)ai!. Patent granted for 
land in Ulster county to Robert Sanders, Thomas Sanders, 
Johs. Bush, Wm Sharpas and Joseph Cleator (see L. P. 
3:60). Warrant to Isaac de Riemer for fitting out the 
barge crew. Indian acknowledgment of land sale to Rob- 
ert Sanders. John Groenendyck appointed deputy receiver 
of quitrents in Albany county. Edward Burroughs of 
Queens county to be arrested for speaking disrespectfully 
about the governor. Warrants to George Clarke and An- 
drew jNIarriner for discovering the writer of the words 
" hang John Nanfan." 338 

21 John Barberie appointed to do the work of Col. Nich's Bay- 

ard on the accounts of Mrs van Cortlandt. Accounts. 
License to purchase Indian lands in Suffolk county granted 
to Isaac de Riemer, John Cornelise, John Evotse, John 
Plevier, Barent Christyanse, Wm Creed and Rich'd Corn- 
wall. 339 

22 Confiscation of Robert Livingston's estate. Abr'm de Peys- 

ter offers to assist the government in financial difficulties. 340 

23 Patents for land on Staten Island granted: to Daniel Lake 

and Joseph Holmes (see L. P. 3:63); to Anthony Tyssen 
(see L. P. 3:62). 340 

27 Rob't Livingston suspended from the council (see N. Y. col. 

111SS, 45:98). Memorandum taken by the lieutenant gover- 
nor. Edward Burroughs. Warrants : to the sheriff of Suffolk 
county for expenses in arresting John Mulford: to John 
Owen for joiner work and to Peter de Riemer for glaziers 
work in the fort; to Zachariah Mills for incidental ex- 
penses; to Burger Myndersen for blacksmith work and to 
Jacob van Noorstrandt for nails etc to the fort; to James 
Wells for carpenter work in the fort; to John van Veighten 
for military freighting; for contingencies to Jacob Blom, 
Myndert Schuyler, Jeremiah Collcutt, Jacobus van Duersen 
and Rutgert Waldron. 341 

28 Survey of land for John Shadwell ordered. 343 
30 .Petition of Hannah Hutchins referred (see A'. }'. col. niss, 

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May I Abr'm Gouverneur appointed corrector of the press.- Linen- 
press and chimney-back in the fort. Warrants: to Gov. 
Nanfan for salary: to Abr'm Gouverneur for services as 
speaker of the assembly; to David Provoost for expenses 
as commissioner of accounts; to Abr'm de Peyster for 
wine to the soldiers. 344 

2 Acts of assembly to be sent to England. Warrant to Robert 

Walters for firewood. 345 

3 Edward, Lord Cornbury arrives and publishes his commis- 

sion as captain-general, governor-in-chief, and vice ad- 
miral; is sworn at the house of the sick Chief justice 
Atwood. New council: Wm Atwood, Wm Smith, Peter 
Schuyler, Abr'm de Peyster, Sam'l Staats, Robert Walters, 
Thos. Weaver, S. S. Broughton, W. W. Romar, Wm Law- 
rence, Gerardus Beeckman, and Rip van Dam; such of 
them as are in town take the oaths. Barne Cosens sworn 
as clerk of the council. Proclamations to issue, i for dis- 
solving the assembly, and 2 for all officers in their posts. 
Governor's commission published at the city hall. 345 

p. m. Lord Cornbury sworn to observe the laws of trade. 346 

The remainder of this volume is legislative minutes separately paged 1-93 
and printed in Journal of the legislative council of the colony Neiv York, 1:117-75. 

Vol. 9 1702-6 

Pages I to 18 inclusive are a repetition of pa.fjes 338 to 346 of volume 8. 
1702 V. 9 

May 4 War with France expected. State of the province to be rep- 
resented to the home government. Neighboring gover- 
nors to be notified of Lord Cornbury's arrival. Proclama- 
tions: to issue calling upon creditors of the province to 
present their claims; for the encouragement of religion 
and virtue and the suppression of vice. 19 

5 Census to be taken. Wm Lawrence sworn of the council. 
W^m Carter appointed collector of the customs and sworn 
in. 20 

7 Proclamation to issue calling upon debtors of the province 
to pay. The collector and receiver-general wants copies 
of provincial laws concerning duties of import and export. 
The governor, Abr'm de Peyster, Samuel Staats, Robert 
Walters, Wm Lawrence and Rip van Dam are sworn in as 
judges of the court of chancery. Patent for land in Flush- 
ing to Samuel Haight to be set aside (see L. P. 2:248). 
Warrants: to Lawrence Claesen interpreter for expenses on 
journey to Onondaga; to Harpert Tacobse for military 
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nclius Schennerhorii for transporting soldiers; to Ryer 

Schermerhorn for presents to Indians given for liberty to 
cut ship timber; to Wm Hall for firewood to Schenectady 
garrison; to Ryer Schermerhorn for repairs to Albany and 
Schenectady forts; to John Johnson Blecckcr and Hendrick 
Hansen for same. 21 

8 Abstract of duties under act of assembly called for. Severeyn 
ten Hout vs Mathias Mott heard and referred. Petition 
of Philipp French and Thos. Wenham (see N. Y. col. mss, 
45:114) referred. Proclamation to issue concerning the 
oaths of allegiance and supremacy. Warrant to Barne 
Cosens for expenses of the supreme court in the trial of 
Wm de Myer late collector of excise in Ulster county. 23 

13 Letters directed to Monsieur Pascoutal at Montreal delivered 

to the governor by Daniel Cromline to be opened. Papers 
relating to Col. Willett, Mr Whitehead, and Mr Jacobson 
called for. Complaints against Col. Willett received. 
Orders on petitions: by Abr'm Gouverneur recorder, John 
de Peyster, Jacob Boelens and Martin Clock aldermen, 
Abr'm Brasher and Abr'm Mesier assistant aldermen (see 
A^. Y. col. mss, 45:115); by Mary Burroughs for discharge 
of her son Eden (see N. Y. col. mss, 45:118). 25 

14 Address by the mayor etc of New York to the governor read 

(see N. Y. col. mss, 45:122). Wm Atwood sworn in as 
judge of the chancery court. Warrant to Lucas Kierstead 
master of the sloop Sarah and Mary for assistance to the 
Jersey man-of-war at Sandy Hook (see N. Y. col. mss, 
45:119). Petition of Peter van Brugh and Hendrick Han- 
sen referred. 26 

15 Warrant to Lord Cornbury for salary. 27 

18 Wm Smith and Peter Schuyler sworn of the council and as 

judges of the court of chancery. Col. Thos. Willett before 
the council. Paper from members of the house of repre- 
sentative delivered by Capt. Nanfan. 28 

19 Sherifif of New York suspended after receipt of a petition by 

Mrs John Hutchins. Pay to express messengers. 29 

20 Five nations to be called to Albany for a meeting with the 

governor. Accounts referred. 29 

21 Gerardus Beeckman sworn in as judge of the court of chan- 

cery. 30 

26 Wolfgang Wm Romar sworn of the council. Memorial of 

Chief justice Atwood in answer to complaints by Philipp ^ 
French and Thomas Wenham read (see A''. F. col. mss, 
45:125-26). Inspection of the garrison and military stores 
ordered. 31 



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Roger Baker summoned before the council. Order on the 
answer of the mayor etc of New York to the complaint of 
the recorder. Powder vault to be built. Orders: on 
memorial by Thos. Weaver and Wm Carter (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 45:128); on petition by James Graves and Roger 
Prideaux, and by Onzeel van Sweeten on behalf of Valen- 
tine Cruger of London (see A''. ]'. col. mss, 45:129). War- 
rants to Peter Schuyler for firewood. Accounts referred. 
Warrants: to John Abeel for the use of Elizabeth van de 
Thoft; to Wm Ketelhyn and Harman Rutgers for house 
rent to officers at Albany; to Peter Schuyler and Dirck 
Wessels for expenses on a journey to Onondaga. 31 

Waganhaes Indians in the Seneca country are to be asked to 
come to Albany. Order on statement by the collector con- 
cerning warrants. 34 

Warrants to Thos. Weaver for wampum belts to the Wagan- 
haes. Orders on petitions: by Bern. Freeman (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 45:134); by John Champion; by the collector and 
comptroller; by Bartholomew Feurt. Accounts referred. 35 

John Graves and Roger Prideaux discharged (see A^ Y. col. 
mss, 45:135)- 36 

Charges preferred against Chief justice Atwood, Collector 
Weaver and councillors Abr'm de Peyster, Sam'l Staats 
and Robert Walters (see A''. Y. col. mss, 45:138-40). 
Wm Smith appointed chief justice and sworn in; Caleb 
Heathcote, Thos. Wenham and Peter Fauconier to man- 
age the office of collector and receiver-general after receipt 
of books etc from Thos. Weaver. Attorney-general to 
prosecute Thos. Weaver in the supreme court. Accounts. 36 

Orders on petitions: by Wm de Meyer late collector of ex- 
cise in Ulster county; by David Maddox (see A^. F. col. mss, 
45:141); by Severeyn ten Hout (see L.P. 33:67). Orders: on 
a statement by Wm Smith concerning two sloops seized in 
Suffolk county; on a petition by Robert Livingston. Pro- 
clamation to issue against paying public moneys to Thos. 
Weaver. Decision on the complaint by the recorder etc 
against the mayor etc (p. 31); concerning the freedom of 
the city given to soldiers. Proclamation to issue granting 
pardon to deserters who return within three months. 
Order on petition by Wm Bradford. Account of expenses 
for Col. Peter Schuyler's journey to Canada (see A^ Y. col. 
mss, 45:142). House rent allowed to Rev. Wm Vesey. 38 

Examination of charges against ex-Chief justice Wm Atwood 
and Thos. Weaver ordered. Orders on petitions: by Judith 
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Rob't Livingston's accounts referred. Proclamation about 
deserters read. Warrant to Peter Schuyler for a journey 
to Canada in 1698. Order on petition by Samuel Vetch. 42 
p. ni. Warrant to the sherifi for the arrest of Thos. Weaver ab- 
sconded. Order for appraisal of Capt. Samuel Vetch's 
sloop. Ebenezer Wilson sworn in as high sheriff of New 
York. Proclamation to issue offering a reward for the ap- 
prehension of Thos. Weaver and letters to neighboring 
governors to be written about him (see A', i'. col. mss, 
45:144). 44 

13 Warrants: to Hendrick Hansen and Peter van Brugh for 
expenses on a journey to Onondaga (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
45:143); to Chief justice Smith for salary; damage done to 
his house to be appraised. Bridge wharf in the rear of the 
fort to be built. Accounts of Robert Edward and John de 
Honneurs referred. 46 

p. m. John Bridges appointed second justice of the supreme 
court and judge of the admiralty court. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Kilian van Rensselaer (see L. P. 3:68); by Jo- 
hannis Lydius minister at Schenectady. Commission for 
managing the office of collector and receiver-general to be 
renewed. Ordinance to issue concerning cases in the court 
of chancery. Proclamation to issue about the excise. 47 

15 Ryer Schermerhorn called before the board. Order on peti- 
tions by Ellis and Mary Duxbury (see L. P. 3:69). Mrs 
Thos. Weaver intercedes for her husband. Report and 
order on the petition of Wm de Meyer. Wm Hodgson to 
build the powder vault. Salary of coxswain and crew of 
of the barge fixed. Expenses of governor's journey to 
Albany. 50 

p. m. John Bridges doctor of law sworn in as judge of the 
supreme court; the same and Caleb Heathcote appointed to 
and sworn of the council. Petitions by Johs. Lydius, 
Bern. Freeman and Lawrence Claese, and account of Capt. 
Weems referred to the governor for investigation at Al- 
bany. Expenses of the journey. 53 
16 Petition by John Trevitt pilot referred. Order on petition by 
Peter le Roux concerning his father's sloop Susannah. 
Warrant to Ryer Schermerhorn for bringing ship timber 
from Albany. Agent in England to be appointed. Joseph 
Winshop's account referred. Petition of Lieut. John Ben- 
net disallowed. Jacob Rutsen judge of common pleas in 
Orange county, and Boudewyn de Witt sheriff of same 
county, dismissed. Order on petition by John Collins. 
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Bridges and S. S. Broughton. Warrants: to Joseph Win- 
shop and five others for going express to Albany (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 45:151); to Johs. Schuyler for charges in settling 
the eastern or Onagongaes Indians at Schackhook (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 45:151); to Edw'd Corbett for firewood to 
Lieut. Rich'd Brewer at Albany; to Thos. Williams for 
firewood to Albany blockhouse; to Francis Wynne for 
public transportation. 54 

p. m. Order concerning a difference between Vincent Tillon a 
Frenchman, and Jacob Kierstead. Rip van Dam offers to 
supply government with money. 58 

18 News of the accession to the throne of Princess Ann of Den- 

mark; proclaimed as queen (see N. Y. col. mss, 45:153). 
Stephan van Cortlandt's accounts. 60 

19 Warrant to John Freeman for coming express from Maryland. 

Expenses of proclaiming Queen Ann to be audited. 
Charges against Boudewyn de Witt late sheriff of Ulster 
county to be examined. Protection assured to Thos. 
Weaver. Presents for Indians to be provided. Thos. Wea- 
ver. Governor about to go to New Jersey. 62 
29 Writs to issue for calling the assembly. Orders on petitions: 
by tavernkeepers of New York (see A''. Y. col. mss, 45:158); 
by Edw'd Antill attorney for John Savine against Gapt. 
Vetch; by Thos. Weaver (see N. Y. col. mss, 45:155)- Salary 
to be again paid to the minister at New Rochelle (see 
Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:931; Q 3:563). Warrants for salaries of 
civil oiScers. 63' 
30 Papers of Thos. Weaver. Papers of Stephen van Gortlandt to 
be restored to his widow. Surveys of land ordered: for 
Stephen Gasherie; for Paul Samuel du Foir brother-in-law 
of Peter Albert of London merchant (see L. P. 3:71). Pat- 
ent for land on Staten Island granted to Joseph Billop and 
Abr'm Lakeman (see L. P. 3:69). Order on petition by 
Rob't Livingston. Galeb Heathcote and Rip van Dam to 
be superintendants of work in Fort Wm Henry. Fire- 
wood for the fort. Warrants: to Wm Hudson for mak- 
ing powder vault in the fort; to Robert Livingston for In- 
dian disbursements etc; to Rev. Wm Vesey for house rent. 
Estate of Boudewyn de Witt an alien. List of patents, 
quitrents, etc. called for. Governor about to go to Albany. 
Thos. Weaver.. 64 
Aug. 5 Governor in Albany. John Bleecker jr mayor, John Abeel 
recorder of Albany, Rob't Livingston sr. Major Dirck 
Wessells, and Gapt. Evert Bancker to sit as court of oyer 
and terminer for the trial of four negroes accused of mur- 
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27 Proclamation to issue for a day of fasting and public praj'ef 

on account of sickness in city of New York. 6g 

Sep. 8 Governor present. Burrough of Westchester to choose a 
Cheer Hall representative. War with France and Spain declared. 
Orange co. Order on petition by Rev. John Lydius of Albany for 

salary; granted and warrants issued to him. Warrants: to 
Lawrence Claese fior services as Indian interpreter; to Rev. 
Bern. Freeman for salary as Indian missionary. Excise of 
Albany. Survey of land near Kattskill ordered for Helme 
Jansen (see L. P. 3:75). Petition of Isaac Switz referred. 
Quitrents in Ulster county (see L. P. 3:79). Patents for 
land near Schenectady granted: to Adam Vrooman (see 
L. P. 3:74); to John Pieterse Mebie (see L. P. 3:73). Sy- 
nion, Johannes and Nicholas Westphale, Teunis and Jurian 
Quick, Hendrick Jan Decker and others to be tried for 
rioting at Waggackemeck, Ulster county. Orders on peti- 
tions: for land in Suffolk county by ]\lrs Gertruy van 
Cortlandt (see L. P. 3:83); for a patent by Bedford town- 
ship; by Dirck Benson (see L. P. 3:81); by Wra and Phil. 
Merrell (see L. P. 3:80). Sam'l Blackman master of the 
Jersey man-of-war and Beverley Latham to value Ryer 
Schermerhorn's ship timber. Thos. Weaver. Licenses to 
purchase land: in Suffolk county granted to Dr John 
Bridges and Rip van Dam; in Dutchess county to S. S. 
Broughton (see L. P. 3:82). Revenue sloop to cruise for 
smugglers. Caleb Heathcote, Thos. Wenham and Peter 
Fauconier sworn in as commissioners of the receiver-gen- 
eral's office. Daniel Honan appointed secretary of the 
province vice Clarkson deceased. 70 

12 Orders on petitions: by sailors of the Elizabeth and 
Klngsbridge Catherine for wages, Capt. John Wake being dead (see 
Westches- jV. Y. col. mss, 45:180); by Garret Aertsen (see L. P. 3:84)- 
ter CO. Robert Livingston's accounts referred. Order on petition 

by Lawrence Thomase (see A''. Y. col. mss, 45:181). Salary 
of Rev. Mr Bondett of New Rochelle. Proclamation to 
issue concerning the collection of taxes. Orders on peti- 
tions: by inhabitants of Hurley, Marbletowm and iNIam- 
backus in Ulster county (see L. P. 3:86); by David Schuy- 
ler (see L. P. 3:77); by Rob't Livingston jr (see L. P. 3:78) ; 
by Gerardus Comfort (see L. P. 3:72); by Wm Notting- 
liam (see L. P. 3:87). Indian affairs. Order for survey of 
land near Huntington for Charles Congreve (see L. P. 
3:85); Daniel Honan sworn in as secretary. Lady Bello- 
mont to refund the money given for building the Onon- 
daga fort. Warrant to Thos. Davis as salary for riding 
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17 Proclamations to issue: convoking tlie assembly to meet at 
Jamaica, L. I. on' account of sickness in New York; ad- 
journing the supreme court to the same place. Order con- 
cerning courts of common pleas. Orders on petitions: by- 
Johannes Cuyler; by Lieutenants Henry Holland and Rich- 
ard Brewer. Fire wood accounts of Albany garrison. 
License to purchase Indian lands near Kattskill granted: to 
Henry and Gerardus Beeckman and Daniel Honan; to Dr 
John Bridges. Capt. Nanfan's warrants (see A'^. Y. col. niss, 
46:1). Philipp French to be mayor, clerk of the market, 
coroner, and water bailiff of the city, and Ebenezer Willson 
high sheriff of the county of New York. Governor intends 
to go to Albany. Proclamations to issue: about quick 
burial of persons dying from "malignant distemper"; 
about other sanitary measures and about a weekly day of 
fast and humiliation. Bedford township. 83 

Oct. 20 Edward Cole appointed doorkeeper and messenger of the 
Jamaica council, vice Rich. Stokes deceased. Legislative minutes 

L. I. (see Jour. 1:176). Order upon petition by the elders of 

the four Dutch churches in Kings county (see N.Y.col.mss, 
46:66), and calling Jobs. Schenck town clerk of Flat- 
bush before the council (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:141; Q 
3:90-91). 89 

21 Legislative minutes (ste four. 1:177). 89 

22 Petition by Johannes Groenendyck rejected (see A''. Y. col. mss, 

46:64). Petition by Jas. Evitts referred. Legislative min- 
utes (see Jour. 1:177). Aries van der Belt ordered before 
the council in re Dutch churches of Kings county (see Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 3:142-43; Q 3:91-92). Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:177). 92 

2S Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:178). 94 

24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. i.:i78). 95 

27 Proclamation to issue for a day of thanksgiving with a clause 

for incouraging virtue etc. 96 

28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:179). Salary of Thos. Davis 

riding messenger. Matthew Ling, Capt. John Corbett and 
Samuel Blackman to examine the sloop Mary (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 46:89-101). Petition by Nich's Bayard referred. 
Bayard to give bail for his appearance before the queen in 
council. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:179). Wrecks 
and drifts in Suffolk county. 97 

29 Report and order on the petition by Nich. Bayard. Sur- 
vey of land ordered for Francis Vincent, Jacques Pullion 
and Mace Desachoy (see L. P. 3:88). Capt. Weems' ac- 
counts referred. Capt. Nanfan before the council in regard 
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30 Bail of Col. Nich's Bayard received. Petitions, accounts 

and memorials referred. Benj. van de Water late sheriff 

. of Kings county, to be prosecuted for obstructing Richard 

Stilhvell, present sheriff in the performance of his duties 

(see iV. }'. col. niss, 46:73). 102 

Nov. 3 Stilhvell against van de Water. 104 

4 Order on an address by the inhabitants of Schenectady. 104 

5 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:180). Benj. van de Water 

called before the council. ]05 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:181). Survey of land in 

Richmond county ordered for Caleb Heathcote (see L. P. 
3:91). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:181). Col. Nich's 
Bayard discharged from prison. Prosecution against Benj. 
van de Water (p. 102) stopped. 106 

p. m. Capt. Nanfan and Lieut. Oliver before the council about the 
sloops Society, and Mary, run ashore in Suffolk county; 
order relating to them. 108 

7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:181). Survey of land for 

Dirk Benson ordered (see L. P. 3:81). Sloop Mary to be 
bought by government for revenue service. Memorial by 
Capt. John Tudor referred. Peter Lott called before the 
council on petition by Dirck Jansen Hooghlandt. Legis- 
lative minutes (see Jour. i:i8ii). 109 

10 Capt. Nanfan to give an account of the goods taken from 

the sloops Society, and Mary. Order regarding the pay- 
ment of warrants. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:182). 
Order on petition by John Hutchins who is admitted to 
bail for his appearance before the queen in council. War- 
rants: for salaries of civil officers; to Capt. James Weems 
for candles to Albany garrison; to David Schuyler, Dirck 
Wessells, and John Rosie for expenses on journey to 
Canada; to Peter Schuyler for firewood to Albany gar- 
rison; to John Abeel for same furnished by Edward 
Corbett; to Hendrick van Dyck and Jacob Staats for 
surgeons' services. m 

11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:182). Orders on petitions: 

by Edward Antill; by George Hadley son of Mary Hadley 
deceased; by trustees of Westchester (see L. P. 3:92); by 
inhabitants of Oysterbay (see N. Y. col. niss, 46:1110-11); 
by Peter Villeponteaux (see N. Y. col. mss, 46:109); by 
Capt. Jas. Weems and Lieut. ]\Iatthew Shank (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 46:108, 113). 115 

p. m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:182). Order on an address 
by Quakers. Committee on Rob't Livingston's petition 
enlarged. Quarters of officers at Albany. License to pur- 
chase Indian lands granted to Col. Wm Smith, Caleb 
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to be furnished to Albany garrison. Order on petition by 
Lieut. Rob't Gwyn (see N. Y. col. mss, 46:112). Warrant 
to Edward Antill for guns (see A^. Y. col. mss, 46:114). 
Abr'm Schuyler's account referred. 116 

12 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:182). Accounts referred. 

French priests in the Onondaga and Seneca country. 
Capt. Watkins' brigantine taken by the French. Paulus 
van Vleck wanders about the country preaching without 
a license (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:894; Q 3:^3^-39). Warrant 
to Abr'm Schuyler for journeys to the Indian country. 118 

p. m. Audit of Rob't Livingston's accounts. Warrant to John 
Abeel for Indian and military disbursements and for John 
Rosie's journey to Canada. Sheriff's fees. 120 

13 Lieut. Oliver. Capt. Nanfan. Long Island ferries. Legis- 

lative minutes (see lour. 1:183). Warrants: to Thos. 
Williams for firewood to Albany blockhouse; to John 
Luykasse and Wm Robie for journeys to Onondaga; to 
Daniel Bondett French minister for salar3\ 121 

14 Sloops Mary, and Society. Legislative minutes (see lour. 

1:183). - 125 

p. m. Bedding allowed to Lieut. Chas. Oliver. IMilitia of 

Queens and Kings counties to attend the governor from 
Jamaica to the ferry. Capt. Nanfan and the sloops seized 
by him. 126 

17 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:184). 128 

Ft Wm Henry 

19 Sloops Mary, and Society: Legislative minutes (see lotir. 
^ 1:184). Indian affairs. License to purchase Indian lands 

in Dutchess county granted to Rob't Lurting and Samp- 
son Broughton (see L. P. 3:93). 130 
p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:184). Capt. Nanfan de- 
livers papers regarding the sloops seized by him (see A''. Y . 
col. tnss, 46:123-35). 131 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:185). ^3^ 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:185). Petition by the chap- 

plain and the surgeon of the New York garrison referred. 
Duplicate of warrant to Barne Cosens for salary. 134 

24 Report on Rob't Livingston's accounts received. Legisla- 
tive minutes (see Jour. 1:186). Petition by Rob't Allison 
referred. Salary of Jas. Evitts doubled (see A^". Y. col. mss, 
46:141). Order on the memorial of Col. Wm Smith about 
wrecks and drifts. 135 

p. m. Capt. Nanfan swears to his accounts of the sloops seized 
by him. Rich'd Slaten to be prosecuted for embezzlement. 
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foot companies (see iV. V. col. mss, 46:143). Rip van Dam, 
Lt. Col. Wenham, Stephen de Lancey and Samuel Bayard 
offer to lend money to government. Warrant to Rev. \Vm 
Vesey for salary. 137 

35 Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:186). 139 

p. m. Petitions by Mrs Gertrude van Cortlandt, by Dirck van den 
Burgh, Ebenezer Willson, Daniel Honan, Philipp Rokeby 
and Wm Sharpas (see L. P. 3:96) and by Wm Carter and 
Jas. Evitts (see A''. Y. col. niss, 46:144) referred. Legisla- 
tive minutes (see Jour. 1:187. 141 

26 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:187). Firewood for Ft 

Wm Henry. 144 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see four. 1:188). 145 

27 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:188). 146 
Dec. I Rob't Livingston's accounts to be audited. Warrants: to 

Gabriel Ludlow for salary as clerk, and to Gabriel Luff 
for same as doorkeeper of the assembly; to Daniel White- 
head for house rent to the assembly at Jamaica; to ^Michael 
Handon for same in New York. [147] 

10 Johannis van Alen, Coenradt Borghghrd, Abr'm van 

Alstyne and Harmen van Jansen summoned before the 
council concerning Paulus van Vleck. Order on petition 
by Daniel Case (see L. P. 3:100). Warrants for salary to 
Rev. Peter Peiret (see A''. Y. col. mss, 46:147). Order on 
petition by Peter and Magdalen Fauconier (see L. P. 
3>:99)- Accounts referred. Order on petition by Wm 
Lawrence (see L. P. 3:101). [148] 

11 Survey of land in Suffolk county for Daniel Case ordered. 

Report on the papers and trial of John Hutchins received 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 46:149-78). Petitions: of Elias and 
John Pelletreaux referred; of Samuel Staats (see L. P. 
3:102); of Isaac de Riemer, (see L. P. 3:104); of Abr'm 
Lakeman and Peter le Conte (see L. P. 3:103); all re- 
ferred. Warrants to Rip van Dam and Caleb Heathcote 
for firewood to the garrison. 149 

18 Proclamation to issue forbidding the distilling of rum in 

New York city, and within a mile from the cit\' hall. 
Warrant to John Hudson for brickwork on the powder 
vault. 150 

19 The chaplain and the surgeon in Fort Wm Henry to have 

furniture for their lodgings. Warrant to Rob't Livingston 
for salary as military storekeeper at Albany. 151 

24 Accounts of Mrs Van Cortlandt. Order on part of petition 
by Margaret van Schayck executrix of Matthew Clarkson. 
Warrants: to Christopher Denn for carpenter work in the 
fort; to James Evitts for bricklayers work there. Petition 



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by Samuel Bayard referred. Survey of land for Charles 
Congreve ordered. Peter Fauconier -and Dr Rokeby to 
examine into the allegations of certain distillers. Time for 
allowing distilling extended to January loth. 151 

Petition by Paroculus Parmyter complaining against Wm 
Lawrence (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 47:12), and order thereon. 
Order concerning licenses to purchase Indian lands and 
warrants of survey. Survey of land in Sufifolk county or- 
dered for Dr John Bridges and Rip van Dam. Accounts 
referred. David Jamison called before the council on peti- 
tion by Olofif van Cortlandt (see L. P. 3:106). Petition 
by Cornelia Allison referred (see N. Y. col. mss, 47:10). 
Warrants for salaries of civil officers. Order on petition 
by Edward Cole (see A''. Y. col. mss, 47:9). 154 

Accounts. Warrants: to Rob't Edwards for bricklayers 
work in the fort; to Isaac Lenoir for use of his house in 
Jamaica to the governor and council. 157 

Parmyter vs Lawrence. License to purchase lands in 
Orange and Ulster counties granted Philipp French, John 
Corbett, Matthew Ling, Caleb Cooper and Stephen de 
Lancey (see L. P. 3:107). Samuel Denton and his negro 
woman (p. 60). Quakers. 158 

Parmyter vs Lawrence. Orders on petitions: by John 
Chadeague [Chadaine] (see L. P. 3:108); by Jacob Gar- 
riott; by Margaret Stokes (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 47:221). Rip 
van Dam's accounts for building the powder vault re- 
ferred. Order to the secretary to produce all caveats • 
entered. Census. 160 

Justice John Tallman of Queens accused of irreligious utter- 

. ances, suspended from office, and to be prosecuted (see 
Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:1.99; Q 3:124). Quakers. List of 
caveats received. Accounts referred. Petition by Sam'l 
Blackman rejected (see A^. Y. col. mss, 47:26). Parmyter 
vs Lawrence. Payment to Jacobus van Duersen for con- 
ducting a detachment to Albany. 162 

Estate of Robt. Livingston restored to him. Peter Berrian 
called before the council. Warrants: to Robt. Livingston 
jr and John Baptist van Eps for a journey to Onondaga; 
to Barne Cosens for office furniture and stationery; to 
Wm Bradford for salary as printer etc.; to John d'Hon- 
neur for going express; to Elias and John Pelletreaux for 
candles to the fort; to Capt. Peter Matthews for expenses 
on governor's journey to Albany etc.; to Servas Morrisett 
for smith work in the fort; to Nanning Harmesen. for hire 
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4 Sampson Shelton Broughton continued as attorney-general 

of the province by orders from England and sworn in. 
John Coe, Content Titus and Wni Hallet, and the Quak- 
ers. Content Titus, Edward Hunt and Peter Berrian, 
trustees of Newtown, to be prosecuted for illegal methods 
in raising funds to build a meeting house for an indepen- 
dent minister. 167 

5 Parmyter vs Lawrence, Schenectady. Hearing ordered on 

caveat by John Hutchins against a patent for land in 
Orange county to Melle Caspar, alias Springstead. Orders 
on petitions: by Wm Bradford; by Thomas Sanders; by 
David de Bon Repos; by 01of¥ van Cortlandt; by Isaac 
de Rienier; by Oliver Besley; by inhabitants of Schenec- 
tady; by Nichs Bayard; by Henry Filkin. Parmyter vs 
^ Wm Hallet sr. 168 

11 Trustees of New Haven want guns sent to New York in 

1689 returned. Lancaster Syms and Michael Hawdon, by 

Oloff van Cortlandt their attorney against Mowbray, 

by Edward Antill and Wm NicoU in land matters. 171 

12 Robt. LiA'ingston called before the council about his ac- 

counts. Mjmdert Harmense called on Henry Filkins peti- 
tion. Accotmts referred. Warrants: to Jacob van Duer- 
sen for military transportation; to Caleb Heathcote for 
firewood. 172 

15 Warrant to Robert Sinclair issued June 27, 1701 to be an- 
nulled as obtained under false pretenses. Capt. Nanfan's 
certificate to Mrs Stokes' account required. Revenue ma- 
rine service. New Haven guns. 173 

18 Persons having filed caveats to be called before the council. 

Parmyter vs Lawrence. Orders on petitions: by Wm 
Nottingham; by Robt. Livingston. Excise. Jonathan 
Whitehead. Warrants to Sam'l Bayard for firewood. 175 

19 Letters received from Lieut, Thos. Sanders of the Jersey 

man-of-war, and tidewaiter Wm Sell informing that 
Edw'd Pette, Joseph Conckline and Wm Bradley of 
Southold have helped impressed sailors to desert; order 
for their arrest (see A''. Y. col. insSj 47:47-48). Accounts of 
commissioners of revenue. Care of sick soldiers. 177 

p. m. Capt. Nanfan refuses to certify Mrs Stokes' account. 
Petitions by Paroculus Parmyter (see N. Y. col. mss, 47:49- 
50) referred. 179 

20 Paroculus Parmyter to be prosecuted on report upon his 

petitions. Petitions: by Robt. Livingston; bj^ Robert 
Milward; by Robert Walters referred. 179 

25 The chief and the second justice report on the court of 
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Escheator-general to find an office of the estates of Jaspar 
Nessepatt an alien, and of Onzel van Sweeten an alien, 
both deceased without heirs. Warrant to Robt. Milward 
for services as prosecuting attorney at Albany. Duplicate 
of warrant issued to Robt. Walters for firewood and as- 
signed to Barth'w le Feurt. Proclamation to issue con- 
cerning deserters. i8o' 
Mar. I Isaac Arnold, Thomas Mapes and Thos. Young, justices of 
Suffolk summoned before the council on information by 
Major John Merritt. Edw'd Pette arrested (p. 177) con- 
fesses that he participated with Symon Grover, Stephen 
Bayley, Benj. Youngs, Lott Johnson and Daniel Terry in 
a riot on board of the seized sloop Discovery at Southold; 
Pette bailed not to leave the city; the others to be ar- 
rested. John Drake, Thos. Pinckney and Gregory Gud- 
geon, justices of Westchester county called before the 
council on an address by church wardens and vestry of the 
Westchester division. 183 

4 Hearing on caveat by John Hutchins vs Melle Caspar post- 
poned. Edw'd Pette's bail approved. Parish of Eastches- 
ter. Order on petition by Joseph Sackett oni behalf of the 
town of Newtown (see A^. Y. col. mss, 47:61). John Par- 
cell elected collecter of Newtown discharged on camplaint 
of Thomas Wickenham that he is an illiterate person. 
John Mulford, Thos. Chatfield, Josiah Hobart and John 
Wheeler to be arrested on a report by Thos. Cardale 
deputy surveyor-general. Jonathan Horton to give bail 
for not leaving the province. Caveat against Sam'l Staats 
and others to be heard. 185 

6 Rich'd Shaw, Nath'l Baker, Josiah Edwards, Enoch Tiffin, 
Wm Scallenger, Dan'l Bishop, John Gardner and Mama- 
seth Kempson to be arrested on a deposition by Thos. 
Cardale. Order to the sheriff of Suffolk county for the 
delivery of the sloop Discovery to Thomas Longworth. 
Bail of Jonathan Horton approved. Accounts for nursing 
sick soldiers referred. Warrant to Rip van Dam for work 
in the fort. Petition by Wm Bradford referred. 187 

II Jobs, van Alen and others discharged. Albany quitrents. 
Report of commissioners on tavernkeepers' petition 
referred. Wawayanda patent. Accounts referred. Gun 
carriages to be provided. John Hutchins vs Melle Cas- 
par again postponed. Petition by Hendrick Johnson van 
Dyck and account of Elias and John Pelletreaux referred. 188 
p. m. Order on petition by the mayor etc. of New York (see 
A*". Y. col. mss, 47:65). Albanj' quitrents. Petition by I\Irs 



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Gertrud van Cortlandt referred. Warrant to Francis 
Wynne for firewood. 190 

18 Patent for land in New York city granted to Jacob de Key 
upon deed from tlie mayor etc. Sloop Discovery afifair. 
Petition by Daniel Honan referred. Barent Staats' ac- 
count referred. Myndert Harmense to appear before the 
council. Wawayanda patent. License to purchase lands 
from the Minissink and Waghakemeck Indians granted to 
Phil. French and others. Excise. Orders on petitions: 
by Barne Cosens (see A^ Y. col. inss, 47:69); '^Y Rich'd 
Sackett (see L. P. 3:115) and by Cornelia Allison. 191 

22 Isaac Arnold and Thos. Mapes put under bail not to leave 
the province. Nath'l Bishop and the high sheriff of Suf- 
folk county to be arrested on information by Thos. Car- 
dale (see N. Y. col. mss, 47:71-72). Orders on petitions: 
by Rob't Livingston; by Benj. Aske and by Charles Con- 
greve (see L. P. 3:105, 116). Warrants: to John Schuy- 
ler for sundries to Indians; to John Abeel for same; to 
Bern. Freeman for salai-y as Indian missionary; to Law- 
rence Claese for salary as Indian interpreter. 193 

p. m. Writ to the escheator-general in regard to the estate of Jas- 

par Nessepatt revoked. 195 

25 Caveat by the town of Brookland against patent to the city 
of New York discussed; Emott for Brooklyn, Buckley 
for New York. Paroculus Parmyter formerly disbarred 
again admitted to the bar. Warrants to ^Irs Gertrud van 
Cortlandt on accounts of her late husband. Order on 
petition by the same and her son 01of¥ van Cortlandt. 
Thos. Cardale swears to his reports of doings in Suffolk 
county. 195 

p. m. License to purchase land in Suffolk county granted to Benj. * 
x\ske. Warrants for salaries of civil officers. 196 

Ap. I Dr John Bridges appointed chief justice by the queen. 
Proclamation to issue for a day of thanksgiving. War- 
rants: to the wife of Jon'n Davis for chimney sweeping: 
to Samuel Blackman for going express; to Rob't Wal- 
ters for firewood; to Elias and John Pelletreaux for can- 
dles to the fort. 107 
2 Major Dirck Wessells to go to Onondaga about French 
priests. Memorial by Peter Schuyler referred. Proclama- 
tion read and approved. Warrants to Peter Schuyler for 
firewood. 198 
5 Dr John Bridges sworn in as chief justice. Dates for hold- 
ing courts in Orange county fixed. Petition by David de 
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of the out farms in Albany county, especially of Half Moon, 
desert their places. 199 

6 Robert A'lilward appointed second justice of the supreme 
court and sworn in. Thos. Wenhani appointed justice of 
the same court and sworn in. 201 

8 Warrant to Thos. Longworth for services with the sloop 
Discovery. Salary of secretary fixed. Warrant to Peter 
Schuyler for Dirck Wessel's journey to Onondaga. 202 

p. m. Patent for land called Kadarode in the Mohawk country 

granted to John Petersen Mebie. 203 

13 Petition by Wm Carten referred (see N. Y. col. mss, 47:88). 

Josiah Hobart, Thos. Chatfield, Manassah Kempton, John 
Wheeler, Rich'd Shaw, Wm Scallenger, Daniel Bishop, 
Josiah Edwards, Joseph Conklin and Wm Bradley reported 
arrested, the others (p. 185) not to be found. Order on peti- 
tion by Lucretia widow of Denyse Hegeman. Warrant for 
the commitment to the New York jail of the above pris- 
oners (see A''. Y. col. mss, 47:90). 203 
p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:189): Joseph Conckline 
and Wm Bradley admitted to bail. Richard Greenes ac- 
count referred. Surveys of land ordered: for Cornelius 
Dykman (see L. P. 3:1118); for Andries Gardner (see L. P. 
3:90). Warrants: to Peter Schuyler for victualling the 
forces at Albany in 1697 and 1698; to Daniel Honan 
for salary as secretary; to Thos. Davis for expenses as 
riding messenger; to Richard Greene for guarding the 
pink Hope. Forts at Nestigione and Half Moon. 
Myndert Harmense discharged. 204 

14 Order on petition by Joseph Conckline and Wm Bradley 

(see N. Y. col. mss, 47:93). Hearing of caveats. 208 

17 Conckline and Bradley (see N. Y.col. mss, 47:94). Capt. 
George Rogers, Lieut. Henry Long and Thos. Sanders, 
Purser John Francklin and Surgeon John Longford, all 
of the Jersey man-of-war sworn in. Hearings of differ- 
ences: between New York city and Brooklyn; between 
John Hutchins-and Melle Caspar deferred. Orders on 
petitions: by John Abeel; by Jacobus van Dyck; by John 
Baptist van Eps; by John Gilbert. Account of Harpert 
Jacobse referred. Jonathan Owen and the quakers. St 
George manor and Brookhaven. Joseph Conckline and 
Wm Bradley discharged. 209 

20 John Wheeler discharged; the others to be prosecuted. 213 

21 Warrants for quartering soldiers in 1700 to Mary Harris, 

John Davids, Robt Crannell, Anth'y Farmer, Thos. Carell, 
Cornelia Allison, Berkley, Wm Mosse and Susannah 
Robert. Fort for the Schaakhook Indians. 214 



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22 New York city vs Brooklyn. Wawayanda patent. War- 
rants: to John Abeel for balance of expenses of Gov. 
Fletcher's expedition to Albany; to John Baptist van Eps 
for a journey to Onondaga; to Surgeon Jacobus van 
Dyck for salary. Accounts of Lawrence Claese and John 
Osburne referred. Ulster county taxes and quitrents. 
License to purchase Indian lands near Schenectady and 
Saratoga granted to S. S. Broughton (see L. P. 3:122). 
Petition of George Hadley granted (see L. P. 3:1211). 
Order on petition by Benj. Faneuil (see L. P. 3:120). 215 

26 John Gardner, Nath'l Baker, Josiah Edwards and Nath'l 

Bishop arrested in Suffolk county and committed to jail 

in New York. 219 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:190). Patent to Dr John 

Bridges (Wawayanda) signed. Kings county taxes. 220 

p. m. High sheriff of Suffolk county defends himself (see 
;V. }'. col. iiiss, 47:106). Order on memorial of Dame Mary 
Sloughter widow of Gov. Sloughter (see N. Y. col. mss, 
45:182). Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:190). 221 

28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:191). Ulster county quit- 

rents. Warrants to Rip van Dam and Caleb Heathcote 
for firewood. 222 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:191). 223 
May 4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:191). High sheriff Wm ^ 

Herrick of Suffolk county put under bail not to leave the 
province. 225 

6 Suspension of Wm Atwood, Thos. Wenhani, Abr'm de 

Peyster, Sam'l Staats and Rob't Walters approved by the 
queen. Sentence of Nich's Bayard and John Hutchins re- 
versed by the queen. Acts repealed. Susannah Vaughton 
complains that Capt. Nanfan detains her Indian deed for 
land at Crown Elbow in Dutchess county. Hutchins vs 
Caspar heard. Caveats to be heard: by Jacob Rutsen vs 
Hurley, ]\Iarbletown and JNIumbackus; by Magdalena 
Rosekrans against a patent for Leendert Cooll; of Caleb 
Heathcote against a patent to people of Bedford; of 
Isaac de Riemer about Crop Meadow and Half Hollow 
hills; of Albert Manasse and Florus Wmse Cromelin: of — 
John Cosier; of Glaus Clause Slyter; of Sam'l ]Mulford; 
of Thomas Noxon vs. Leendert Cooll; of Samuel Paul 
du Four; of Leendert Cooll; of Nath'l Brittain. 226 

7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:192). ]\Iontaukett lands. 229 

8 Hearing of caveat by Glaus Clause Slyter vs Capt. Thos. 

Garton. Patent granted to Garton. Legislative minutes 
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etc.; to Gabriel Ludlow for salarj' as clerk of the assembly. 
Accounts of the sloops Mary, and Society. Wreck at 
Brookhaven. Accounts referred. Wm Lawrence and 
Gerard Beeckman called before the council. Wm Her- 
rick's bail received. Petition by Lawrence van Schayck 
and Lawrence van Aele referred (see L. P. 3:124). Order 
on petition by Wm Nicoll and And'w Gibb. Warrant to 
Daniel Bonde-t for salary as minister at New Rochelle. 
Amount of quitrent to be paid by Severeyn ten Hout for 
the land called Masscaks, Ulster county, fixed. 231 

11 Montauket lands. Wm Nottingham. Escheat of Onzel van 

Sweeten. Legislative minutes ' (see Jour. 1:192). New- 
town. 234 

12 Excise of New York city to be taken into the 

hands of government. Newtown (see L. P. 2,'-'i^'26). Daniel 
Smith of Smithtown, Suffolk county, to be arrested and 
tried for assaulting a justice of the peace. 235 

13 Montaukett lands. Jacob Rutsen, Jacob Aertsen and Abr'm 

Haasbrook to be arrested for failing to report on Ulster 
county quitrents; John Heermans reports and is discharged. 
Hearing of caveat by Rutsen vs Marbletown deferred. 
Petition by Rob't Livingston jr referred. Warrant to 
John Abeel for sundries to soldiers and Indians at Albany. 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:193). ^3^ 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:193). Proclamation to issue 

contradicting false rumors. Order on petition by Nicoll 
and Gibb (p. 231). Newtown. Petition by Phil. French 
referred (see A^". Y. col. mss, 47:126). 238 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:193).. Prosecution of Thos. 

Weaver late collector suspended. 241 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:194). Special commission 

to issue for the trial of an accidental murder. 242 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:194). Abr'm. Haasbrook 

discharged. Quota .of Maryland and Virginia for forts in 
New York not forthcoming. 243 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:194). 245 
22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:195). 246 
25 Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:196). Indian affairs. Order 

on petition by John and Daniel Lawrence. Newtown. 
Nicoll and Gibb (p. 231, 238). Petitions: by Barent 
Vrooman; by Johs. Sanderse Glen; by Cornelius Dykman 
(see L. P. 3:118, 127); and account of Francis Wynne, all 
referred. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:196): Report 
on Barne Cosens' account approved. Warrant to Peter 
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26 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:196): Warrant to Rob't 

Livingston jr for salary as clerk of a special court of 
oyer and terminer at Albany. 249 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. i:ig6). Order on petition by 

Jacob Rutsen and Jacob Aertsen prisoners. Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:196). 251 

29 Ulster county taxes. The above prisoners are discharged. 253 
31 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:197). 254 

June I Legislative minutes' (see Jour. 1:198). Peter Schuyler's ac- 
counts referred. Hurly, jMai'bletown and Mumbackus'. 
Newtown. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:198). Mon- 
tauket lands. Acts confirmed and repealed. 257 

2 Marbletown bounds. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:198). 

Proceedings of Queens county court of sessions to be ex- 
amined. Warrant to Peter Schuyler for Lidian presents 
in 1688. 259 

3 Legislative (see Jour. 1:199). Montauket lands. Hurley and 

Marbleton: Legislative (lb): House of office for the gar- 
rison to be removed as a nuisance: Order concerning 
John and Daniel Lawrence (p. 248). 261 

9 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:200). 264 

10 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:200). Warrants: to Jobs. 

Sanderse Glen and to Barent for firewood to Schenectady 
garrison; to Lawrence Claese for journeys to Onondaga; 
to Dirck Wessels for same; to James Spencer for recruit- 
ing services. Montauket lands. Patent for land granted ^ 
to Helmer Janse (see L. P. 3:75, 130): Legislative min- 
utes (see Jour, i :20o) : License to purchase Lidian lands 
in Orange county granted to Benj. Faneuil: Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:200). Quitrents for Marbletown and 
]Mumbackus fixed. 267 

11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:201). 272 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:202). 273 
15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:202). 274 

. 16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:202). Patents granted: to 
Mumbackus (see L. P. 3:132); to Marbletown (see L. P. 
3:131). License to purchase Indian lands granted to David 
Schuyler and Rob't Livingston jr. Patent for land in 
Dutchess county granted to Henry Beekman. Legisla- 
tive minutes (see Jour. 1:202). 275 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:203). Dutch privateer from 

Curasao allowed to refit. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:203). 277 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:203). Order on petition by 

Henry Beekman (see L. P. 3:133)- Legislative minutes 
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19 Order on petition by Caleb Heathcote mayor of the borough 

of Westchester (see N. Y. col. mss, 47:178, 180). Legisla- 
tive minutes (see four. 1:204). 280 
24 Accounts of Thos. Wenham and Peter Fauconier referred. 
Hearing of caveat by Isaac de Riemer deferred. Orders 
on petitions: by Philipp French and others (see L. P. 
3:136); by Florus Crom; by Richard Greener; by John 
Fort alias Libertee; by Peter Laesseing; by John Embree. 
Sloop Discovery seized and condemned for illegal trade 
to be used in the revenue service. Petition by Dirck 
van der Burgh referred (see A^. Y. col. mss, 47:183). 
Caveats by Jacob Rutsen vs Marbletown, Hurley and 
Mombackus dismissed. ' Warrant to Wm. Anderson. 
Newtown books to be examined. Clauses about fishing, 
fowling etc. to be inserted into the patents for Marble- 
town and Mombackus. Mombackus to be called 
Rochester. _ Accounts of the governor's journey to Albany 
to be audited. Petition by Schenectady church rejected 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 47:168, and Doc. hist, N. Y. 3:143-44; 

Q 3:92). 382 

July I Difference between Phil. French and Eben'r Wilson to be 
examined. Survey of Half Hollow hills to be made. 
Order on petition by Florus Crom. Patent granted to 
Wm. Nottingham. Warrants: for salaries of civil officers; 
to Wm. Vesey rector for house rent; to Gabriel Ludlow 
for salary as clerk and to Gabriel LufT as doorkeeper, of 
the assembly; to Michael Hawdon for rent of his house 
by the assembly. Vincent Tillon vs. Jacob Kierstead 
(p. 58). 28s 

I15 Shawannas Indians before the council make propositions. 

Presents to be given to them. 288 

16 Presents delivered to the Shawannas. Schaakhook Indians 

leave their country to live among the Mohawks. 289 

20 Roger Mompesson arrives from England with a commission 

of judge of the admiralty and is sworn in. Report on the 
petition of John Embree (see N'. Y. col. mss, 47:186). 
Indian afifairs. Warrants to Peter Fauconier and Thos. 
Wenham for disbursements for the fortifications. Forti- 
fication accounts. Warrants to Wenham and Fauconier 
for contingent public charge. 289 

27 ii8oo tax. No assessment of the £2000 tax made in Hemp- 
stead. More taxes than called for by the act collected in 
Gravesend. Riot at Jamaica stirred up by Mr Hubbard 
a dissenting minister (see Doc. hist, N. Y. 3:202; Q 3:126). 292 

29 Collection of taxes in Queens county. Clerks of the peace 
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counties summoned before the council for not sending col- 
lected taxes to the receiver-general. Collectors of the 
iiooo tax for building the Onondaga fort to be appointed 
(see iV. F. col. mss, 48:6). Major Wm. Lawrence called 
before the council. Justices of Kings county also called. 294 
30 Order of the queen in council received approving the act 
for granting unto her majesty £2000. Thos. Wenham ap- 
pointed of the council and sworn in. Lord Cornbury ap- 
pointed captain-general and governor-in-chief of the 
province of New York, and sworn in (p. 16). Wm. Smith, 
Peter Schuyler, S. S. Broughton, W. W. Romar, Wm. 
Lawrence, Gerard Beekman, Rip van Dam, John Bridges, 
Caleb Heathcote, Thos. Wenham, Matthew Ling and 
Kilian van Rensselaer appointed to, and some of them 
sworn of the council. Freedom of debate and vote in all 
cases granted to the council. Thos. Byerley appointed 
and sworn in as collector and receiver-general. George 
Clarke sworn in as secretary of the province. Proclama- 
tion to issue adjourning the supreme court on Long 
Island. 296 

Aug. 3 Wm. Smith and Peter Schuyler sworn of the council. 
Order on petition by Wm Lawrence vs John Embree (see 
A^. Y. col. inss, 48:14). Collectors of the £1500 for erecting 
batteries at the Narrows to be summoned. Report on the 
petition by Wm Nottingham called for (p. I7S). Ulster 
county taxes; Jacob Rutsen called before the council 
(p- 2^53) ■ Accounts referred. Warrants: to Wm. Hodg- 
son for bricklayers work in the fort; to Elias and John 
Pelletreaux for candles; to Francis Wynne for firewood 
to Albany garrison; to Henry van der Spiegel for window 
glass in Fort Anne; to Rip van Dain and Stephen de 
Lancey for Lidian presents; to Robert Livingston, John 
Barbaric and Sam'l Bayard, executors of Gabriel Minvielle 
deceased;' to Ebenezer Wilson; to Hellegauda de Key; 
to Margaret widow of Rich'd Stokes for articles furnished 
for the governor's journey to Albany; to Nanning Har- 
niense; to Harpert Jacobse; to Wm Teller and to Dirck 
van den Burgh for hire of their sloops on the same occa- 
sion. Repairs to the fort. Petition by Capt. Jas. Weems 
granted (see A^ Y. col. iiiss, 48:20). Accounts to lie on 
the table. Warrants: to Anne Bowen; to Judith Pem- 
berton; to Elizabeth Smith; to Mary Thomas; to Susan- 
nah van Bonnel; to Susannah Churcher; to Elizabeth 
Stokes; to Elizabeth Letts; to Catherine Mansaile and to 
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order on an account of Sheriff Jon'n Broadhurst of Albany 
(p. 67). Daniel Honan ordered to turn over to George 
Clarke the records etc. of the secretary's office. 300 

5 Order on petition by the inhabitants of Bedford. Kings 

county taxes. Phil. French et al. vs Ebenezer Wilson 
et al. Indian affairs. Peter Schuyler's accounts. War- 
rants: to Peter Schuyler for Indian payments; to Matthew 
Ling for provisions to the Indians. Wm. Lawrence vs 
John Embree. Warrants of the 20th of July signed. 308 

6 Order on petition by Jacobus van Cortlandt (see L. P. 

3:141). Phil. French vs Eben'r Wilson. License to pur- 
chase land granted to Thos. Wenham. Petition by Phil. 
French rejected. Warrants: to Wm. Smith for express 
messengers; to Peter Schuyler for firewood to Albany gar- 
rison and for Indian disbursements. 311 
9 Caleb Heathcote sworn of the council. Order on memorial 
by Thos. Byerley collector and receiver (see N.. Y. col. niss, 
48:42). Quitrents. Boat for the custom-house service to 
be purchased. The collector can draw salary only from 
the day of his arrival. Patent granted to Jacobus van 
Cortlandt. Attorney-general's accounts referred. Warrant 
to Peter Schuyler for a journey to the Onondagas and 
Oneidas, whom he is to call to meet the governor at 
Albany. Survey of the land claimed by Phil. French and 
by Eben'r Wilson to be made. Proclamation to issue for- 
bidding the boarding of vessels before the customs officers 
have visited them. 313 

10 Hendrick Hansen, Peter Vosburgh and Lammert Jansen 
summoned before the council. Election of a representa- 
tive for Rensselaerswyck ordered vice Kilian van Rensselaer 
appointed to the council. Repairs to the custom-house 
to be made. Bedford. Orders on petitions: by Thos. 
Cardale (see L. P. 3:142) and by Dirck Jansen Hooglandt 
(see L. P. 3:143). Lord Cornbury intends to go to New 
Jersey in order to proclaim his commission. 316 

17 Peter Schuyler presides. Capt. Henry Claver of the Dutch 
privateer Castle Roy not allowed to sail until he has given 
bonds that he will not take on board debtors etc. 318 

31 Lord Cornbury returned. An Indian murdered. Legisla- 
tive minutes (see Jour. 1 :205) : Patent for Bedford to be 
drawn up. Jacobus Kierstead discharged of his bond. 318 

Sep. 2. Wm. Carter appointed controller of the customs and sworn 
in. Letter from the queen forbidding governors to accept 
presents voted by the assembly, and fixing their salary. 
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cature. Letter from Lord Nottingham containing in- 
formation of the declaration of war in the West Indies and 
about trade with the French. Orders: on memorial by 
Thos. Byerley (see N. Y. col. iiiss, 48:53); on petition by 
Jacob Rutsen (see A''. Y. col. inss, 48:54). 320 

6 The governor and members of the council present take the 
" protestant succession " oath. Barne Cosens sworn in as 
clerk of the council. Warrants: to Marg't Stokes for 
services by her late husband; to John Osburne for sweep- 
ing chimneys in the fort. Reports referred. Warrants: 
to John Clapp for carpenter work in the fort by John 
Perry; to Thos. Byerley for fitting out a revenue cutter, 
etc.; to Lucretia Hegeman for services done by her 
husband among the eastern Lidians; to Wm. Vesey for 
salary as rector of Trinity church and house rent; to Dan'l 
Bondet as minister at New Rochelle; to Peter Peiret as 
minister in New York; to Caleb Heathcote, Thos. Wen- 
ham and Peter Fauconier for salaries as commissioners of 
the revenue. 327 

13 Capt. Henry Claver. Kinderhook affairs (see N. Y. col. msSj 

48:9-12, 62). Wm. Peartree to be mayor, and Ebenezer 
Wilson sheriff, of New York. Order on petition by Wm. 
Bond master of the galley Cole and Bean. Warrants to 
Peter Fauconier and Thos. Wenham exchanged for others. 
Newtown books. Governor intends to go to Albany to 
meet the five nations. 330 

Oct. 5 Governor absent in Albany sends directions for issuing a 

proclamation to adjourn the assembly. 333 

8 Governor returned. Supreme court to sit longer than pro- 
vided in the ordinance establishing it. 333 

14 Mayor Wm. Peartree and Sheriff Eben'r Wilson take the 

oaths. Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:205): Oaths of 
allegiance and supremacy administered to the officers of 
the independent companies; Capt. Peter Matthews, Lieuts. 
John Riggs, Matthew Shanke, Rich'd Hopson, Capt. Jas. 
Weems, Lieuts. Henry Holland, John Peirson and Sur- 
geon Phil. Rokeby; and to naval officer Peter Fauconier. 334 

15 Supreme court. Edward Petty discharged from his bail. 336 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:206). Collector Thos. 

Byerley, Sec. Geo. Clarke, and Doorkeeper Edw'd Cole 
sworn in. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:206). 338 

19 Lease of the custom-house. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 

1:206). Patent for Jacobus van Cortlandt signed. Fort 
at Albany to be repaired. Warrants: to Thos. Byerley 
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to Barne Cosens for stationery; to Capt. Jas. Weems for 
candles. Bedford patent. Orders on petitions: by Abr'm 
Lakeman as guardian of Susannah le Conte daughter of 
John le Conte (see N. Y. col. viss^ 48:84); by Albert Ryk- 
nian (see A''. Y. col. mss, 48:86). Warrants for salaries: to 
Hendrick van Dyk as surgeon; to Jacob Staats; to Jacobus 
van Dyk; to Fred. Mynderse as armorer in Albany. 339 

20 Warrants to Henry Holland for firewood. Caleb Heathcote, 

and Judge Roger Mompeson take the oath of abjuration; 
also Mayor Wm. Peartree and recorder S. S. Broughton. 
Warrants for Thos. Wenham and Peter Fauconier signed. 
License to purchase Indian lands granted to Richard 
Sackett (see L. P. 3:115, 149). Lease of the custom-house. 
Order on petition by John Cloet. 342 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:207): Orders on petitions by 

Dirck van den Burgh, Manning Harmense, John Abeel 
and Capt. Jas. Weems. John Braddick's account referred. 343 

22 Daniel Honan, Wm. Smith, Michael Hawdon, Jacob de Key 

and Lieut. Lancaster Syms subscribe the abjuration oath 
and the first four are also sworn in as justices of the peace. 345 

23 Warrants: to Henry Holland for candles; to John Abeel for 

officers' lodgings at Albany. Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 
1:20). Petition by Jane widow of Richard Greener sadler 
rejected (see A^. Y. col. mss, 48:82). Report on Florus 
Crom's petition to lie on the table.. Warrants: to Lancas- 
ter Syms for wine to the soldiers on the queen's birthday; 
to Dirck van den Burgh for wine at Indian treaty in 
Albany. 345 

27 Kilian van Rensselaer sworn in as member of the council. 
Order on petition by Lieuts. John Riggs and John Person 
(see A^. Y. col. mss, 48:88). Warrants: to Gabriel Ludlow 
clerk, and to Gabriel Lufif doorkeeper of the assembly for 
salaries; to Michael Hawdon for use of his house by the 
assembly. Petition by Jacobus van Dyck referred. 347 

Nov. 3 Proclamation to issue assuring sailors of privateers that they 
shall not be impressed for the royal navy. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Jannetie Cregier; by Gerard Beeckman; by 
Paroculus Parmyter; by officers stationed at Albany (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 48:77). Warrant to Thos. Byerley for ex- 
penses of repairing the custom-house. Orders on petition 
by Kilian van Rensselaer (see L. P. 3:1153). Lieuts. Riggs 
and Person to have bed linen. 348 

" 4 Confirmatory patent granted to Kilian van Rensselaer. New 
order on the petition by Jannetie Cregier. Orders on peti- 
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Barne Cosens. Custom-house. Hurley (see L. P. 3:154). 
Proclamation to issue to discourage desertions from the 
Jersey man-of-war, and from the army. Petition of Lieut. 
Henry Holland rejected (see iV. Y. col. niss, 48:100). Orders 
on petitions: by Thos. Byerley; by Hilletie van Olinda. 
Warrants: to Wm. Chambers for salary as gauger of the 
excise; for salaries of civil officers; to Peter Schuyler 
for firewood and for expenses of a journey to the Indian 
country; to Thos. Wenham for guns to Shatteras Indians; 
to Wm Sell for expenses on a revenue cruise. Bedford 
patent. 349 

6 Wm Smith takes the abjuration oath. James Evetts searcher 
of the customs, Wm Chambers gauger of the excise, Wm 
Sell, Nich's Feilding and Daniel Toy land and tidewaiters, 
Richard Stillwell high sheriff of Kings county swear the 
abjuration oath. Newtown records. Warrants: to the 
attornej'-general for fees; to Barne Cosens for expenses 
in the escheator-general's oiSce; to Wm Chambers for 
salary. Ulster and Dutchess county taxes. Jacob Rutsen 
to be arrested. Col. Wm. Smith and the sloops Mary, and 
Society. Firewood for Albany garrison. Warrants to 
^Irs Gertrud van Cortlandt for moneys due to her late hus- 
band. 354 

9 Governor absent in New Jersey. Wm Smith presides. Wm 
Lawrence complains of having been assaulted on the street 
by one John Kincker who is to be arrested. Jacob Willse 
complains of having been assaulted by Wm Lawrence (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 48:106). 361 

22 Lieut. Charles Congreve ordered to conduct military detach- 

ments to the frontiers is provided with money and provis- 
ions. 363 
Dec. 4 Jacob Rutsen discharged from arrest upon giving security 

"for making up the tax accounts. 364 

23 Lord Cornbury returned. Proclamation to issue concerning 

pay-warrants. Collection of the iiooo and £1500 taxes (see 
A^ Y. col. mss, 48:115). Jacob Rutsen's accounts. War- 
rant to Lieut. John Riggs for bed linen. License to pur- 
chase land granted to Robert Lurting and Sampson 
Broughton (see L. P. 3:158). John de Peyster, Samuel 
Staats and Isaac de Reymer called before the council. 365 

24 Three above men ordered to produce the power of attorney 

from Mr Weaver late collector. License to purchase land 
granted to Wm. Peartree, Jacobus van Cortlandt and 
John van Home (see L. P. 3:155). Warrant to Lieut. 
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Warrants: to civil officers for salaries; to Rev. Wm. Vesey 
for his salary; to S. S- Broughton for fees as attorney- 
general; to Benj. Aske for wine, and to Jeremiah Tathill 
for articles provided for the governor's journey to Albany; 
to John Crook for bacon etc.: to Matthew Ling, Benj. 
Aske and Caleb Cooper, administrators of the estate of 
Onzel van Sweeten for wine and rum on the governor's 
journey to Albany in 1702; to John Vincent for mending 
pump of the garrison; to Thos. Noxon for wine for the 
governor's journey to Albany in 1702. Special court of 
oyer and terminer to sit in Queens county for trial of a 
quaker accused of blasphemy. Orders on petitions: by 
Wm Bradford (see N. Y. col. mss, 48:147); by Thos. 
Williams, by Stephen de Lancey, by Richard Sackett, by 
Tierck Harmense, by S. S. Broughton (see L. l'. .3:115, 
149, 157, 160, 161). Warrant for Lieut. Chas. Congreve 
signed. Wm Bradford to receive his salary quarterly as 
other civil officers. Complaint of Paroculus Parmyter 
against Wm Lawrence of the council referred to two " in- 
different " persons. Newtown books. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Philipp Rokeby surgeon to the land forces (see 
A^. }". col. mss, 48:148); by Phil. French et al. Jacob 
Willsee vs Wm Lawrence. 2>^7 

License to purchase lands granted to Peter Fauconier and 
others (see L. P. 3:164). Minissinck patent (see L. F. 
3:163). Newtown books. Order on petition of Tierck 
Harmense p. 367). Jacob Willsee vs Wm Lawrence. 
Proclamation ordered on December 23 signed and to be 
printed. 371 

Orders on petitions: by Lieut. Richard Hopson; by Peter 
Fauconier. Newtown affairs and books. Phil. Rokeby 
before the council in regard to his petition (p. 367). War- 
rant to Rev. Johs. Lydius for missionary services. Edw'd 
Cole messenger of the council. Jacob Willsee vs Wm Law- 
rence. 373 

Order on petition by Mary Lawrence (see N. Y. col. mss, 
48:158). Division of Minissinck patent. Warrants: to 
Stephen de Lancey for guns to the Indians; to Wm Brad- 
ford for stationery. Report on confirmed and repealed 
acts read. Survey of land ordered for Thos. Cardale et al. 
(see L. P. 3:165). Jacob Willsee vs Wm Lawrence. Col- 
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Feb. 10 Newtown books. ]\Iary Lawrence vs Wm Lawrence. 

Minissinck patent. Zl^ 

17 iiooo tax for building the Onondaga fort in Kings county. 
Petition by Alargarett van Schayck referred (see A''. Y. col. 
mss. 48:163). Warrants: to Lieut. Rich'd Hopson for fur- 
niture; to Thos. Byerley for a custom-house boat and in- 
cidental charges; to Rev. Win. Vesey for salary and house 
rent; to John Abeel for repairs of block-houses and of the 
Indian house at Albany; to Dirck van den Burgh for 
mason work in the fort; to Gabriel Luff for hire of wagons 
on Long Island; to John Braddick for use of his sloop in 
the revenue service; to Daniel Honan for incidental ex- 
penses on the fort; to Dr Phil Rokeby for medicines; to 
S. S. Broughton for fees in the case of the sloops Alary, 
and Society. Order on petition by Richard Sackett and 
others (see L. P. 3:166). Report on the petition of Thos. 
Byerley (p. 349) approved (see A''. Y. col. mss, 48:104-5). 
Petition by John Hutchins et al. referred. Accounts of 
the governor's journey to New Jersey (see N. Y. col. mss, 
48:172). Parmyter vS' Lawrence (p. 367). Minissinck pat- 
ent, Lawrence vs Lawrence. 377 
24 Justice Robert jMilward sworn in. Accounts of Albany ex- 
pedition referred. Petition by Benj. Aske et al. granted 
(see L. P. 3:168). Minissinck patent. Supreme court for 
Orange count}^ to be appointed (see A^ Y. col. mss, 48:170). 
Montauket lands. John Bachand's accounts referred. 382 

Mar. 9 Minissinck patent. Orders on petitions: by Daniel Honan 
and IMich'l Hawdon (see L. P. 3: 169;. by John Hutchins 
(see L. P. 3:171); by Thos. Worden. Quitrents. War- 
rants for things furnished for the governor's journey to 
Albany bj' John Abeel, Daniel Honan, Peter Fauconier. 
Fort Anne to be inspected as to repairs. Warrants for the 
governor's salary to be prepared. 383 

23 Report on Jacob Rutsen's accounts to lie on the table. 

Orders on petitions: by Thos. Wenham; by Barent 
Pieterse Coeyman (see L. P. 3:176); by John Vincent; by 
Anth'y Badgley (see L. P. 3:172); by justices of Kings 
county; by Christopher Rousby (see L. P. 3:173); by 
Jacob Regnier (see L. P. 3:175); by Rob't Lurting (see 
L. P. 3:174). 385 

24 Richard Ingoldsby appointed lieutenant governor and sworn 

in. Petition by Christopher Rousby (p. 385) granted. 
Patent for land granted to Barent Pieterse Coeyman (p. 
385). Warrant to Lancaster Syms for Bristol stones to 
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col. mss, 49:15); by Thos. Worden; by Elias and John Pel- 
letreaux. Warrants to Peter Fauconier for the governor's 
salary. Survey of land for Anth'y Badgley signed (p. 385). 
Warrant to Jacob van Duersen for journeys to Albany. 
Lancaster Syms and Chris'r Denn intend to put up lading 
cranes; permission- given. 386 

Ap. 3 Ordinance for establishing the supreme court to be issued. 
Warrants: to civil officers for salaries; to John Trevitt for 
services on board the revenue sloop William in 1702. 
Orders on petitions: by Math. Ling et al (see L. P. 
3:1.79); by Isaac de Reymer; by Mary Lawrence (see N. 
Y. col. mss, 49:18). Warrant to Francis Winne for fire- 
wood to Albany garrison. Division of Flushing common 
lands forbidden. 388 

8 Ordinance concerning the supreme court signed. License 
to purchase land in Orange county granted to Lieut. John 
Riggs (see L. P. 3:180). 390 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:207). Warrant of survey 
granted to. Hendr. Martinse Witts (see L. P. 3:187). An- 
dries Coeyman called before the council. Flushing com- 
mon. Patent for Chris'r Rousby and wife Sarah to be 
prepared. 390 

p.m. Legislative minutes (Jour. 1:208). Hearing of caveat by 
Barent Pieterse Coeymans vs Kilian van Rensselaer de- 
ferred. Orders on petitions: by Capt. Peter Matthews 
(see N- Y. col. mss, 49:20); by John de Merest (see L. P. 
3:182). Patent for Chris'r and Sarah Rousby. 391 

15 Warrant to Lieut. Charles Congreve for military expenses. 
Flushing matters. Orders on petitions: by Peter Lansing; 
by Arent Danielse; by Lieut. Charles Oliver. 'Warrants: 
to Jobs. Sanders and Jellis van Voorst for firewood to 
Schenectady garrison; to Peter Schuyler for incidental ex- 
penses at Albany. Order on the report concerning the 
petition of Thos. Worden pipemaker to dig clay in Flush- 
ing township. 393 

20 Minissinck patent. Confirmatory patent granted to Peter 
Schuyler (sde L. P. 3:184). Petition by Helletie van 
Olinda referred. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:208). 
Petition by John Baptist van Eps referred. Warrant of 
survey for Anth'y Badgley to be executed. Accounts re- 
ferred. Ordinance for establishing a supreme court in 
Orange county to issue (see N. Y. col. mss, 49:26-27). Col- 
lector of quitrents in Albany to pay John Abeel for officers' 
house rent. Petitions referred. Warrant to Col. Wm 
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21 Order on petition by tiie trustees of Westchester (see L. P. 
3:187). Warrant to Arent Danielse for repairing the Sche- 
nectady blockhouse. Orders on petitions: by Effie Hanse 
(see L. P. 3:185); by Richard Sackett & Co.; by the in- 
habitants of Schenectady (see L. P. 3:186). Ulster and 
Dutchess county taxes. Daniel Honan's petition referred. 
Warrant to Peter Schuyler for pay of soldiers. Wm Smith 
wants rent for his house used for quartering soldiers. 396 

25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:209). Flushing commons 

may be divided. Warrants to Peter Schuyler and to Jacob 
Turck for candles to Albany and Schenectady garrisons. 398 

26 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:209). Westchester affairs. 

Edw'd Burroughs, justice of Queens county, Sam'l Clows 
and Sam'l Mills summoned before the council on the peti- 
tion of John Grice. Account of Dan'l Ebbetts bricklayer 
referred. ]\Iinissinck patent. Warrant to Isaac Caspersen 
for firewood at Albany. Dirck van den Burgh sworn in 
as justice of the peace in Orange county. Quitrents. 399 

28 Tierck Harmense vs Effie Hanse. Anne Daniell's account 
referred. Minissinck patent. Order on petition by Wm 
NicoU and Andrew Gibb (p. 231). Legislative minutes 
(see Joitr. 1:209). John Grice's afifair (p. 399). Warrants 
given in October to Capt. Weems cancelled the originals 
having been found. Coeymans vs van Rensselaer. Or- 
ders on petitions: by Wm Peartree (see L. P. 3:189); by 
Wm Davis (see N- Y. col. mss, 49:32). Jacobus van de 
Water called before the council. Accounts referred. 401 

May 3 Petitions by James Spencer and by Mrs Gertrud van Cort- 

landt to lie on the table (see N. Y. col. mss, 49:48-49). 403 

4 Warrants: to Rev. Wm Vesey for salary and house rent; 
to Wm Hall for firewood to Schenectady garrison; to 
Barne Cosens for stationery; to Barent Staats for military 
freighting; to Thos. Williams for services in Indian 
affairs; to Daniel Honan for clerical work. Salary of Wm 
Davis as clerk in the custom-house fixed. Warrants: to 
Peter Schuyler, Rip van Dam and Caleb Heathcote for 
firewood to Albany, Schenectady and New York garri- 
sons: to Lawrence Claese for salary as Indian interpre- 
ter. Patent to Hendrick Johnson van Dyck deferred. 
Warrants to Wm Smith for use of his house as soldiers' 
quarters. Patent granted to Peter Lansing (see L. P. 
3:183). Capt. Nanfan's accounts referred. Order on peti- 
tion by Jonathan and Samuel Smith (see L. P. 4:2). War- 
rants: to Peter Faiiconier for wine etc. on account of the 
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salary as gauger; to commissioners of the revenue for 
fitting up cliaplain's and surgeon's quarters in the fort, for 
timber sent to England by the Benjamin in 1702, for car- 
penter's work in the fort done by Christopher Denn, for 
payments to Derick Wessells and Isaac le Noir, for mend- 
ing the governor's barge (see A^ Y. col. mss, 49:52-54). 404 
6 Schenectady. Brooklyn taxes. Legislative minutes (see 

lour. 1:211). East- and Westchester. 409 

8 Coeyman vs van Rensselaer. Warrants: to Caleb Heath- 

cote for firewood; to Daniel Ebbetts for bricklayers work 
in the fort; to Anne Daniels for nursing John Harris a 
sick soldier; to Elizabeth Stokes for nursing Edward Clay- 
ton and other sick soldiers. License to purchase land 
granted to Thos. Wenham and George Clarke (see L. P. 
4:4). Warrants to Margaret van Schayck for the salary of 
the late Sec. Matthew Clarkson. Capt. Nanfan's accounts 
(see A^. Y. col. mss, 49:55). Report on the condition of 
Fort Anne read. Montaucket lands. 410 

9 /Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:2111). Schenectady matters. 

/ Brooklyn taxes. Warrants of the day before signed. War- 
rant to Lieut. Charles ■ Oliver for firewood to Albany 
garrison. Warrant for survey of land between Great Nut- 
tenhook and Swartahook, Albany county granted to Effie 
Hanse (see L. P. 4:3). Order on petition by Rob't Liv- 
ingston (see A^ Y. col. mss, 49:68). Warrant of survey 
granted to Wm NicoU and Andrew Gibb (sec L. P. 4:5). 
Repairs to Fort Anne ordered. Warrant to Wm Davis 

for salary as custom-house clerk. 414 

10 East- and Westchester. Schenectady. Jeronimus Rapale 

and Brooklyn taxes. 416 

11 Warrant to Peter Schuyler for a journey to Onondaga. 

Montaucket lands. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:211). 
Petition by Rich'd Sackett referred. Quitrents. Schenec- 
tady. Petition by Barent Pieterse Coeyman rejected (see 
L. P. 4:6). Order concerning firewood for the different 
garrisons. Jeronimus Rapale. Warrants: to Peter 
Schuyler for pay of soldiers; to Abr'm SchUyler for same 
and for scouting services; to Lieut. Charles Congreve for 
contingent military charges. 417 

13 Patent granted to Matthew Ling et al. (see L. P. 4:8). War- 
rant to Capt. Abr'm Schuyler for military expenses. Taxes. 
Order on petition by Tierck Harmense (see L. P. 4:7). 
Peter Schuyler, John Sanders Glen, Adam Vrooman, 
Daniel Johnson and John Baptist van Eps appointed first 
trustees of Schenectady. Peter Schuyler's patent. 419 



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16 Minissinck quitrents. Patent for land granted to Andries 
Gardineur. Land to be granted to Tierck Harmense must 
first be surveyed. Warrants of May 13 to Peter Schuyler 
to be exchanged for others; another warrant to him 
signed. Warrant to Rob't Livingston for salary as store- 
keeper. 421 

19 Accounts of Thos. Weaver late collector. East- and West- 
chester. Orders on petitions: by John Abeel (see A^. Y. 
col. viss, 49:73); by David de Bon Repos (see L. P. 4:10); 
by Daniel Toy (see A''. Y. col. mss, 49:72). Jeronimus 
Rapale to be prosecuted. Schenectady and Ryer Scher- 
merhorn (see L. P. 4:9). Legislative minutes (see lour. 
1:212). Petitions by George Clarke and by John Hutchins 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 49:75) referred. Date for election of 
trustees in Schenectady fixed. 423 

23 Legislative minutes (see /o«r. 1:212). Schenectady quitrents. 

Warrants: to John Abeel for provisions to the Indians; to 
Capt. John Riggs for fencing Fort Anne. 425 

24 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:212). Warrant of survey 

granted to Hendrick Martinse Wittz (see L. P. 4:11). 427 

25 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:213). Orders on petitions: 

by Lieut. Henry Holland (see A". 1'. col. mss, 49:80); by 
Jacob Regnier & Co. (see L. P. 4:13). 427 

26 East- and Westchester. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:213). 429 

30 Legislative minutes (se& Jour. 1:2:14). New Rochelle bounds. 

Orders on petitions: by Robert Milward (see L. P. 4:15); 
by David de Bon Repos (see L. P. 4:16); by Jacob Reg- 
nier (see L. P. 4:13). Petition of John Hutchins (p. 423) 
granted. George Duncan vs Chris'r Rousby (see A'^. Y. 
col. mss, 49:86). Order on petition by Daniel Kirkpatrick 
and Thos. Ford. 430 

31 The survey of Flushing commons. Legislative minutes 

(see Jour. 1:214). 43^ 

June I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:2x15). East- and Westchester. 434 

2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:216). Flushing commons. 

Accounts of Thos. Weaver late collector. 435 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 11:216). Supreme court to be 
adjourned on account of Chief Justice Bridges' illness. 
Warrant to Peter Schuyler of May 16 to be exchanged for 
another; also that to Hendr. Hansen of June 13, 1702. 437 

9 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:216). Petition by John Abeel 
rejected (see A''. Y. col. mss, 49:96). Samuel Smith vs Benj. 
Ask. Accounts of the late earl of Bellomont re- 
ferred. Survey of land for Rich'd Sackett called in ques- 
tion. Order on petition by Capt. Nanfan (see A'. ]'. col. 
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14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:218). Order on petitions of 

Jacob Regnier (p. 427, 430). £1300 tax. 441. 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. i:2ig). Jacob Regnier (p. 441). 

Warrants for salary: to Rev. Peter Peviett; to Rev. David 
Bondet. 443 

16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:219). Caveat by David 

Jamison on behalf of Susannah Vaughton vs Jacob Reg- 
nier to be heard. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:219). 
Order on petition by Hendr. van Esse & Co. (see L. P. 
4:17). Accounts of the ii8oo tax referred. 444 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:219). Vaughton vs Regnier. 

Warrant to John Abeel for Peter Schuyler on account of 
Indian affairs. Order on petition by Chas. Congreve (see 
L. P. 4:18). Ulster and Dutchess county taxes (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 49:117). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:219). Re- 
port on the £i8go tax read (see N. Y. col. mss, 49:115). 
Warrants: to Peter Fauconier for pay of Peter Schuyler's 
and Dirck Wessels' companies, for contingent charges, for 
pay of Capt. Abr'm Schuyler's company, for John Abeel's 
pay as agent of the militia and for military disbursements. 
Order concerning moneys paid by the commissioners of 
the revenue, and another concerning accounts. 445 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:220). Nich's Bayard, Wm 

de Meyer, Chas. Broadhead, John Wyncoop and Wm Legg 
to audit the accounts of Ulster and Dutchess county taxes. 449 

22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:220). Proclamation to issue 
concerning the agreement between England and Holland 
about trade with the Spaniards in the West Indies. 450 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:220). Warrants for salaries 

of civil officers. 451 

July I Report about French movements received from Albany. 
Warrant to the receiver-general for pay of Albany messen- 
gers. Dancing on Sundays. John Osborn's account re- 
ferred. Warrant to Gabriel Ludlow and Gabriel Luff for 
salaries as clerk and as doorkeeper of the assembly. Order 
on petitions: by John Berry (see L. P. 4:19); by Caleb 
Heathcote et al. (see A''. Y. col. mss, 49:1-27). Smithtown 
vs Benj. Ask. 453 

13 Samuel Claus to be prosecuted for selling liquor without ■ 
license. Warrant to Wm Heywood for repairing custom- 
house pinnace. Proclamation ordered to issue on June 22(1 
signed. Account of Thos. Byerley referred. Governor in- 
tends to go to Albany. Warrant to Capt. Peter Mathews 
for expenses of governor's journey. Patent granted to 
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chief justice vice Bridges deceased. £1300 tax; justices of 
the peace in Richmond and Kings counties to l)e prose- 
cuted for neglect in collecting it; Samuel Clows clerk of 
the peace in Queens county to be committed for the same. 
New patent for Minissinck lands to be prepared. 455 

18 Roger Mompeson sworn in as chief justice.. Order on peti- 
tions: by Thos. Byerley (see A''. Y- col. iiiss, 49:142); by 
Nanning Plarmense; by Thos. Hunt jr; by rector and 
wardens of Trinity church (see N. Y- col. mss, 49:137); by 
Peter Fauconier (see N. Y. col. mss, 49:143); by S. S. 
Broughton (see L. P. 4:21). Militia detachments to march 
to Albany. Accounts of Capt. Nanfan (see A". Y- col. mss, 
49:1411). Governor goes to Albany. 457 

26 A French privateer lands at Sandy Hook and plunders the 
inhabitants; the Dutch privateer of Capt. Adrian Claver 
and Capt. Evertse to pursue and capture him. 461 

2j Ten large ships supposed to be French are reported to have 
come within Sandy Hook. Militia called out. The ships 
are found to be prizes of Capt. Claver. 461 

28 Capt. Claver's men refuse to attack the enemy wdien in 
sight. Enlistment on board Capt. Claver's and Capt. 
Evertse's ships encouraged. Capt. Thos. Penniston given 
permission to cruize for the French privateer. Prizes of 
Capt. Claver allowed to come into port. Provisions for the 
three ships procured on credit of the council. 462 

30 Capt. George Rogers of the Jersey man-of-war refuses to 

obey an order for cruizing but will do so when recjuested 

in writing. 463 

31 Letter to Capt. George Rogers signed. 464 
Aug. I Warrant to Abr'm Provoost master of the sloop Elizabeth for 

transporting militia to Albany. John le Roux lately on 
board of a French privateer examined and committed on 
suspicion of piracy (see A''. Y. col. mss, 49:153). 464 

7 The French privateer intends to go toward Boston; Gov. 
Dudley of Massachusetts warned; the Jersey goes in pur- 
suit. 465 
24 Lord Cornbury returned. Minutes of council during his ab- 
sence read. He reports on Albany and Schenectady forts 
and on the five nations. Report on the petition by rector 
and wardens of Trinity church. Warrant of survey granted 
to Thos. Hunt jr (see L. P. 4:22). Justices of Richmond 
county pay the county quota of the £1300 tax and are dis- 
charged. Collector's accounts of the revenue petition by 
John le Roux (see A^. Y. col. mss, 49:169) referred. Sur- 
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Robert Milward referred (see N. Y. col. mss, 49:167). Wm 
Lawrence called. 466 

28 Quitrents of land granted to Rich'd Sackett fixed. Land in 
controversy between Susannah Vaughton and Jacob Reg- 
nier granted to the latter. Capt. Praa of Piscataqua needed 
as witness against John le Roux. Warrant to Thos. 
Sharp for salary as gunner at Albany. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Thos. Lacey (see A^. Y. col. mss,4g:i77); by Barne 
Cosens; by Peter Fauconier (see N. Y. col. mss, 49:175). 
Governor goes to New Jersey. 468 

p. m. George Clarke's name to be inserted in the Minissinck patent 
vice Edmund Mott deceased. Warrant to Thos. Wenham 
for expenses during the late alarm. Wm Peartree to be 
mayor, and Ebenezer Wilson sheriff, of New York. War- 
rant to Rev. Wm Vesey for salary. 470 
Sep. 2 Order on petition by David Provoost, Leonard Lewis, Jo- 
hannes Tiebout and Abr'm Ketteltas vs Capt. Claver (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 49:1180-181). 471 
4 Mr Regnier appears for Capt. Claver on the preceding com- 
plaint. 472 
6 A French privateer supposed to be off Sandy Hook. 473 
8 The ship is brought up to the city. 473 
10 The crew of the same to be examined. 473 
12 The ship proves to be a prize, taken by Capt. Rene Tongre- 
ton commander of a private man-of-war, from one L'Roux 
trading illegally with the Spaniards. The ship is released and 
a letter written to Capt. Tongreton (see N. Y. col. mss, 
49:182). Capt. Peter Ramon receives assistance for the re- 
covery of deserters from his ship (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
49:182). 474 

16 Matthew Ling dead; Rich'd Willett and Walter Thong to 

take charge of his estate (see A''. Y. col. mss, 49:183). 475 

20 Mary Sloughter widow of Gov. Sloughter to be buried in the 

fort (see A''. Y. col. mss, 49:184). 475 

Oct. 2 Proclamation to issue adjourning the assembly. 475 

6 Lord Cornbury returned. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:22). Adrian Claver, John de Peyster, Isaac de Riemer, 
Abr'm Wendell and Abr'm Gouverneur summoned before 
the council. Absent members called. 476 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:221). 476 

14 Wm Peartree and Ebenezer Wilson sworn in as mayor and 

sheriff respectively. 477 

17 Warrants: to civil officers for salaries; to surgeons for 

salaries. Accounts and petitions referred: by John Abeel; 
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Francis Winne. New patent to be prepared for Jacob 
Regnier substituting the name of John Peirson for that 
of Peter Fauconier. New patent for Rich'd Sackett et al. 
leaving out the names of Wm. Corlyout and Rich'd 
Blacklock. Order on petition by Adrian Claver captain, 
and Wm Nazareth quartermaster, of the private man-of- 
war El Caste! del Rey (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:9)- 477 

20 Petitions by James Davis (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:16), and 
by John le Roux (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:15) referred. Wm 
Lawrence and Gerard Beeckman called to attend the 
council. Petitions: by Margaret Stoaks (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 50:17) and by Jan Bronck, Jonas Dow, Francis Salis- 
bury of Katskill (see L. P. 4:25) referred. Warrant to 
Nanning Harmense for use of his sloop in 1703 (see TV. Y. 
col. mss, 50:12). 480 

24 Warrants for the governor's salary exchanged for others. 
Petitions and accounts: by Hilletie van Olinda (see L. P. 
4:27), by Mary Thomas, by Cornelius Cool (see L. P. 
4:26) referred. Patent granted to Hilletie van Olinda. 
Sheriff of Queens countv summoned before the council. 
Justice Mott of Queens dismissed for malfeasance. War- 
rants: to John Abeel for military and Indian disburse- 
ments; to Myndert Frederickse for salary as armorer at 
Albany; to Abr'm Provoost for government freighting. 
Court of chancery to sit. ^lontauket lands. 481 

26 Legislative minutes (see Jottr. 1:222). Date fixed for the 

trial of John le Roux; Capt. Samuel Sands of Queens 
county to be a witness. Wm Lawrence of the council 
arrested at the suit of Paroculus Parmyter; ordered to be 
discharged and Parmyter summoned before the council 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 50:18). Warrant to Thos. Byerley for 
military provisions furnished by Abr'm Provoost. Legis- 
lative minutes (see Jour. 1:222). Petition by Samuel 
Pray and various accounts referred. 483 

27 Warrants: to Samuel Pray for expenses of a journey from 

Piscataqua as witness against John le Roux; to Lieut. 
John Riggs for pay to under sheriff of Queens county 
for services in securing deserters. Duplicate warrant to 
the deputy auditor to replace one that is lost. Legisla- 
tive minutes (see Jour. 1:222). P. Parmyter vs Wm 
Lawrence. 485 

Nov. I Order concerning Peter Schuyler's accounts (see iV. Y. col. 
mss, 50:22). Warrants: to Peter Schuyler for firewood 
to Albany and Schenectady garrisons; to Thos. Byerley 
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Clarke for clerical work in the secretary's office. Petition 

of Daniel Ebbetts referred. 486 

2 Warrants: to Rev. Wm Vesey for salary and house rent; 

of survey granted to Isaac Switz of Schenectady (see L. P. 
4:28). Orders on petitions: by Nanning Harmense (see 
L. P. 4:32) ; by Katherine Apple (see A''. Y. col. mss, 50:28); 
by S. S. Broughton (see L. P. 4:31); by John Lydius. 
Duplicate vi^arrants asked for. 487 

3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:2231). Warrant to John 

Abeel for expenses in building a fort at Kanestigione. 
Duplicate vi^arrant to Peter Schuyler for shoes to the 
soldiers. 489 

4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. '1:223^. 490 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:223). Warrant to Rev. John 

Lydius for missionary to the Indians. Order on memorial 
by Wm Carten (see A''. Y. col. mss, 50:32). Paroculus 
Parmyter vs Wm Lav^^rence (p. 483, 485) ; Parmyter dis- 
barred. Orders on petitions: by Kilian van Rensselaer 
(see L. P. 4:33); by S. S. Broughton (see L. P. 4:34). 491 

7 Ordinance reviving the court of chancery read and signed 

(see N. Y. col. mss, 50:35). Governor intends to go to 
New Jersey. 493 

12 Lt. Gov. Rich'd Ingoldsby presides. Indian affairs. 493 

2 Warrant to S. S. Broughton for expenses of a journey to 
New Jersey with letters from England. Duties on Capt. 
Claver's prizes. 494 

Letters from Boston sent to the governor in New Jersey. 495 

Lord Cornbury returned. Roger Mompeson chief justice, 
appointed and sworn of the council. Representation by 
merchants concerning rates of foreign coins referred. 496 

John Barbaric and Adolphus Philipps appointed and sworn 
of the council; joined to the committee on foreign coins. 497 

Report of the committee on foreign coins. Warrants to 
Rip van Dam and Caleb Heathcote for firewood. 4^ 

Audit of the accounts of Thos. Weaver late collector ordered. 
Order on petition by Mrs Ann Bridges (see L. P. 4:35). 499 

Writs of election for a new assembly to issue. East bastian 
of Fort Anne to be repaired. Fees in the admiralty court. 500 

Revenue accounts certified. East- and Westchester. 501 

Ordinance reviving the court of chancery read. Secretary 
Clarke to be also clerk of the council, Barne Cose:is to 
be register of chancery; both sworn in. 502 

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4:38); by Jacob Regnier (see L. P. 4:39); by Mary 
Broughtou widow of S. S. Broughton (see I. P. 4:42); by 
James Mott (see L. P. 4:40); by Joseph Hedger; by Mrs 
Anne Bridges (see L. P. 4:41); by Jobs. Sanderse Glen 
(see A'. }'. col. mss, 50:54); by John van Loon (see L. P. 
4:43. Warrants: to Peter Fauconier for Lord Cornbury's 
salary; to civil officers for salaries. 504 

311 Robert Coe church warden, John Talman, Henry Wright, 
Sam'l Carpenter, Sam'l Highby, Anth'y Waters, John 
Everett, John Coe, Jon'n Hazard and Daniel Lawrence 
vestrymen of Jamaica, examined concerning their neglect 
or refusal to provide for the salary of their minister (see 
Doc. hist. N. y. 3:208; Q 3:130). Warrant to Lord Corn- 
bury for expenses on his journey to Albany. Glebe at 
Hempstead to be surveyed. 506 

Ap. 5 Orders on petitions: by Dr John Rodman (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 50:56); by Margaret Peiret (see A^ Y. col. mss, 50:57). 
Joseph Hedger vs Flushing. Quitrent for John van 
Loon's land partially remitted. Orders on petitions: by 
Robert Luddington; by Cornelius Dyckman; by John 
Auboineau (see L. P. 4:44). Fees of the naval officer 
regulated. Warrant to Peter Fauconier naval officer for 
incidental charges. Admiralty court fees. 507 

12 East- and Westchester. Salaries of admiralty court officers 
fixed. Ordinance to issue regulating the admiralty court. 
Fees of vendue masters and appraisers of the court. 510 

14 Orders: on petition by Peter Fauconier (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 
50:55, 58, 62); on memorial by Robert Milward (see A''. Y. 
col: mss, 50:63, 65); on petitions: by Daniel Kirkpatrick 
and Thos. Ford; by Isaac de Riemer (see L. P. 4:50); by 
Cornelius Dyckman (see L. P. 4:47) ; by John Clapp (see 
L. P. 4:48); by Mary Broughton (see L. P. 4:49). Ordi- 
nance regulating the admiralty court signed. 511 

16 Warrants to Peter Fauconier for candles to the fort. Report 

on Rob't Milward's memorial (p. 511) confirmed. Peti- 
tion of Dr John Rodman referred. Order on petition by 
collector and custom-house officers (see A^ Y. col. mss, 
50:67). 514 

p. m. Thos. Byerley collector and receiver-general suspended for 

illegally granting a " bill of store " to Capt. Chollwell. 515 

17 Commission of nisi prius to issue on petition by Barent 

Pieterse Coeyman (see A^ Y. col. mss, 50:66). Peter 
Fauconier appointed to act as commissioner of the col- 
lector's office and sworn in (see A''. Y. col. mss, 50:70). 
Warrants to Peter Fauconier and other former commis- 



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sioners for balance of dues. Proclamation to issue for- 
bidding the importation of " chipt " bitts and double bitts. 
Governor intends going to Albany. 516 

Zachariah Roberts justice of Bedford, arrested on a com- 
plaint by John Thompson and Benj. Wright (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 50:74-76). John Jones a dissenting minister of 
Bedford arrested (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:77-79). Report 
on Thos. Weaver's accounts referred (see N. Y. col. mss, 
50:81). Warrant to Thos. Byerley for incidental custom- 
house charges. Excise. Orders on petitions: by Dirck 
Egbertsen (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:80); by Hendrick van 
Dyck (see L. P. 4:51). Lord Cornbury goes to New 
Jersey. Thos. Byerley swears to his accounts. 

Thos. Odell a forger of Boston bills of credit apprehended 
by Jno. Cawley, Nicholas Thomas Jones and Robert 
Sanders, to be sent as prisoner to Massachusetts. Guard 
rooms for the town militia to be prepared in the city 
hall. 

Lord Cornbury returned. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:224). 

Legislative minutes (see Joiir. 1:224). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:224). 

A French privateer ofif the coast near Barnegat; measures 
to capture him. 

The ship Elizabeth Capt. Jones, the brigantine Return Capt. 
Potter, the sloops Peartree Capt. Dunscomb and Seaflower 
Capt. Cawley, to be fitted out for a cruize against the 
French privateer. 

Volunteers called for; none coming a proclamation is issued 
offering a reward to those, who will go on the cruize. 

Accounts of John Abeel referred. Warrant to Rev. Wm 
Vesey for salary. Indian propositions laid before the 
board. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:225). New patent granted to 

John Petersen Mebie (see L. P. 4:52). Warrants to Nanning 
Harmense exchanged for new ones. Order on petition 
by Hilletie van Olinda (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:103), and 
warrant to her for pay as Indian interpretress. Peter 
Schuyler's accounts referred. Indian affairs. Agreement 
to build a fort at Schenectady laid before the council (see 
A'^. Y. col. mss, 50:104-107). 527 

Letter received from Col. Peartree commanding expedition 
against the French privateer (p. 525-26). The Return and 
the Peartree to be recalled. Warrants: to be prepared to 
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Lawrence Claesen for pay as Indian interpreter; to Peter 
Schuyler for building fort at Schenectady. 529 

July 3 Warrants: to Lord Cornbury for salary; to civil officers for 
salaries; to Hilletie van Olinda and Lawrence Claese for 
pay as Indian interpreters; to John Abeel for officers' 
house rent, Indian disbursements and repairs to forts at 
Albany and Schenectady. Act for settling the militia to 
be prepared. Indian accounts of Peter Schuyler referred. 
Warrant to Caleb Heathcote for firewood. 53° 

5 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:226). License to purchase In- 

dian lands for-Thos. Wenham renewed. Warrant to Peter 
Schuyler for Indian disbursements. Orders on petitions: 
by inhabitants of Rye; by Jannetie Kendall (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 50:114). Account of Indian expenditures. Legisla- 
tive minutes (see Jour. 1:226). 532 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:226). Account for firewood 

referred. 534 

7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:227). Order on petition for 

patent by John Clap. 535 

ID Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:227). Warrants: to John 
Crook for salary as gauger; to Rob't Livingston for salary 
as storekeeper at Albany. Petition of Mrs Gertrud van 
Cortlandt to lie on the table. Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:227). 536 

11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:228). 538 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. i:2a8). Orders on petitions: 

by Nanning Harmense (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:116); by 
John and Hope Williams of Oysterbay (see L. P. 4:53). 539 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:229). Warrants to Rip van 

Dam for firewood to be prepared. Caveat by George 
Booth against John Clap to be heard. Report on the 
petition of John and Hope Williams (p. 539). 540 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:229). Booth vs Clap heard 

and referred. 541 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:229). Patent for Westen- 

hook lands granted to Peter Schuyler (see L.,P. 4:54). 542 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:230). Warrant to Peter 

Schuyler for work done on Schenectady fort by Daniel 
Johnson. Patent to Trinity church for the queen's farm 
and queen's garden to be prepared. Accounts of tax col- 
lectors called for. 543 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:230). Booth vs Clap de- 

cided. John and Joseph Williams. 544 

26 The Lowestaffe man-of-war arrives and brings acts of parlia- 
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earning the assembly. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:230). 
Orders on petitions: by Barne Cosens (see N. Y. col. mss, 
50:119-20); by George Booth (see L. P. 4:55). 545 

■ 27 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:232). Account of Wm Brad- 
ford referred (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:122). 550 

30 Legislative minutes (see Tour. 1:232). Warrant to Wm Brad- 

ford for stationery. Orders on petitions: by Cornelius 
van Texel (see L. P. 4:56); by Peter Faueonier (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 50:125). 551 

31 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:233). Order on petition by 

Ebenezer Wilson for himself and Peter Schuyler (Westen- 
hook, p. 542, see L. P. 4:57). Stores in Fort Anne to be 
examined. - 553 

Aug. I Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:233). 554 

2 Report on Peter Fauconier's accounts [incomplete]. 555 

3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:233). 556 

4 Order on petition by Sackamawigra a Westchester Indian 

(see L. P. 4:58). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:233). 556 
9 Warrants: to Rip van Dam for firewood; to Gabriel Lud- 
low for salary as clerk of the assembly; to Rev. Wm Vesey 
for salary. 558 

16 Patents to be prepared: for Peter Schuyler, for Corn's Dyke- 

man. Account of repairing passage between the chapel 
and fort distilling room referred. Bids for firewood in- 
vited. Warrant to Gabriel Luff for salary as doorkeeper 
of the assembly. 559 

18 Warrants: to John Hutchins for entertaining Spanish pris- 
oners of war; to Rev. Daniel Bondet for salary; to Thos. 
Wenham for Indian disbursements. Platforms of the fort 
at Albany to be repaired. No bids for firewood received. 560 

22 Account of damage to the ship Elizabeth Capt. Jones com- 
mander. Capt. Lancaster Syms agrees to furnish fire- 
wood for the fort. , Memorial by Peter Faueonier con- 
cerning duties on goods brought in by privateers laid on 
the table. Duplicate of a warrant issued to Airs de Forest. 
Lord Cornbury goes to Amboy. 561 

30 Warrants: to Adolph Philipps for repairing passage (p. 559); 
to Wm Sell for damages to the Elizabeth (p. 561). In- 
habitants of Schenectady against Ryer Schermerhorn. 562 
Sep. 6 Proclamations to issue: for adjourning the assembly; pro- 
hibiting the entertainment of mariners. New provincial 
seal received. Petition of Lieut. Charles Oliver referred. 
Governor goes to Long Island. 562 

17 Peter Rolland master of the sloop Catharine receives permis- 

sion to take to Jamaica two Spanish prisoners, John Gon- 
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26 Lord Cornl)ury returned. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 

1:234)- 563 

27 Patent for John Clap & Co. to be prepared (see L. P. 4:61). 

License to purchase land granted to Eben'r Wilson (see 
L. P. 4:60). 564 

Oct. 4 Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:2135). Wm Peartree and 
Ebenezer Wilson renominated mayor and sheriff of New 
York. 565 

5 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:235). 565 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:235). Patent to be prepared 

for Anne Bridges, John Clapp and others. Draft of sur- 
vey of land petitioned for by Cornelius van Texel called 
for. 566 

11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:235). 566 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:236). Patent to be prepared 

for JNIrs Broughton. Warrants: to Peter Schuyler for fire- 
wood to Albany garrison; to Caleb Heathcote for lire- 
wood to New York garrison. 567 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:236). Warrants to the gov- 

ernor and civil officers for salaries. Wm Davis appointed 
vice Evitts deceased to attend the searchers duties with 
Mr Chambers. John Crook to be land- and tidewaiter and 
ganger vice Tay removed for negligence. Governor in- 
tends to go to New Jersey. Order on petition by Joseph 
]\Iallison (see A^. Y. col. mss, 50:163). 568 

15 Wm Peartree and Eben'r Wilson sworn in as mayor and 

sheriff of New York. 569 

30 Carpenters to be impressed by the mayor for making re- 
pairs to the Deal Castle man-of-war. Capt. Ogle com- 
mander. Hue and cry after a marine Simon Loundsdale 
deserted from the detachment of Lieut. Williams on the 
Lowestoffe. 57® 

Nov. 15 Orders on petitions by Peter Fauconier and by trustees of 
Westchester (see L. P. 4:63). Warrants: to Ann Evitts 
for salary of her dead husband; to civil oi^cers for salaries. 570 

bee. 6 Letter from lords of trade received by the Triton Prize man- 
of-war concerning coin. Letters from the queen approv- 
ing the appointment of Roger Mompesson, John Barberie 
and Adolph Philipps to the council. Proclamation to issue 
for a day of thanksgiving for victories by the duke of 
Marlborough. Canadians reported as intending an attack 
on Albany; measures to prevent it. S/i 

13 Proclamation (p. 571) signed and to be printed. Warrant 
to Rev. James Laborie French minister at New York -for 
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and her son Sampson (see L. P. 4:62). New York cannot 
agree to sign the articles of peace made by Gov. Dudley 
of Massachusetts and New Hampshire with Canada. Quit- 
rents unpaid and to be discovered. Orders on petitions:, 
by Barne Cosens (see N. Y. col. mss, 50:179); by Hendrick 
Hansen. " Chipt " bitts and double bitts still imported 
contrary to order (p. 516). 573 

Order on memorial by Peter Fauconier (see N. Y. col. mss, 
50:177). Quitrent for the land granted to Broughton & Co. 
fixed. 575 

Order on petition by George Booth, Mrs Anne Bridges and 
others (see L. P. 4:64). Accounts of Thos. Weaver. Order 
on petition by George Booth^ Wm Bond and others (see 
L. P. 4:65). Account of Geo. Booth referred. 576 

Duties on prize goods. 576 

Warrants to the governor and civil officers for salaries. 
Caveat by town of Rye against patent for Ponofield dis- -* 
missed. Duties on prize goods. Warrant to James La- 
borie for salary. 577 

Warrant to John Crook for fees in gauging liquor. Thos. 
Weaver's accounts. 578 

Warrant to John Crook signed. Report on the peti- 
tion from Rye referred. Order on petition by Geo. Booth, 
Wm Bond et al. (see L. P. 4:66). 57S 

Time to sue out a patent extended for Geo. Booth. War- 
rant of survey granted to Geo. Booth, Wm Bond and 
others. Patent for Isaac de Riemer & Co. for land in Suf- 
folk county signed. Patent to John Clapp & Co. to be 
signed (see L. P. 4:67). Duty on prize goods. 579 

Indian murderers on Long Island to be tried by their tribe. 
Orders on petitions: by Robert Puddington (see L. P. 
4:69); by Richard Harris (see A^. Y. col. mss, 51:79). Quit- 
rents. 580 

Patent for John Clapp signed. Warrants: to Roger Mom- 
pesson judge, Sampson Broughton advocate, John Tudor 
register, and Jarvis Marshall of the admiralty, for salaries; 
to customs officers; to Rev. Wm Vesey. Caveat by East- 
chester vs Westchester. Bickley vs Emott. 581 

Petition by Lancaster Symes referred (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
51:81). Duty on prize goods (see N. Y. col. mss, 51:80). 
Warrants: to Richard Harris for escheat fees; to Jacob 
Staats for soldiers' pay. Hallet vs Wm Lawrence. East- 
chester vs Westchester. 582 

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Westchester (see L. P. 4:70). Hallett vs Wm Lawrence 
(see A^ Y. col. iiiss, 51:83). Wm Lawrence suspended from 
the council. Indian affairs. 583 

20 Warrants issued to and lost by Mr Bondct duplicated (see 
A''. ]'. col. DISS, 51:88). Order on petition by Mich'l Haw- 
don (see A'^. Y. col. niss, 51:92). Warrant of February 28 
to Rev. Wm Vesey exchanged. Hearing of caveat of 
Capt. Wilson vs Rye deferred. Warrant to Barne Cosens 
for fees in escheat cases. Isaac Arnold discharged from 
his bail. Order on memorial by Judge R. Milward 
(see A^ ]'. col. viss, 51:91). Kilian van Rensselaer sworn 
" one of the court of chancery." 585 

28 Warrants for salaries: to civil officers; to Barne Cosens. 
Peter Fauconier reports on payment of warrants. War- 
rant to Robert Millward duplicated. John Wildy arrested. 588 
Ap. 4 Duties on prize goods (see A^ Y. col. niss, 51:98). Warrants 
to issue to Lancanster Symes for firewood. Sampson 
Broughton's name to be substituted for his mother's in a 
patent for land (see L. P. 4:72). Wilson vs Rye. 589 

Vol. 10, 1706-11. 

Ap. II Warrants to Rev. Daniel Bondet signed. Warrants delivered 
to Dan'l Foy (see A''. Y. col. mss, 51:1013). Warrants to 
Lancaster Symes for firewood signed. Order on petition 
by Jacob Rutsen (see A''. Y. col. mss, 51:105). Wilson vs 
Rye. Excise. Petition by John Crook (see A'". Y. col. mss, 
51:102) referred. i 

18 Wilson vs Rye. Excise of Albany. Treaty of 1665 with the 
Esopus Indians to be renewed. East- and Westchester. 
Petition by Dirck Jansen Hooghlandt (see N. Y. col. mss, 
51:105) referred. Riot in Queens county. 2 

23 Controversy between Newtown and Bushwick, L. I. License 
to purchase land in Suffolk, granted to Peter Fauconier, 
renewed (see L. P. 4:73). Order on petition by Paroculus 
Parmyter (see N. Y. col. mss, 511:114). Legislative minutes 
(see lour. 1:236). Dumner's packet boats to the West 
Indies. 4 

25 Boundaries of Newtown and Bushwick. License for P. Fau- 
conier (p. 4) signed. Warrants for salaries to admiralty 
officers. Accounts of Geo. Clarke referred. Parmyter 
given permission to sue Edw'd Cole. Patent for kayad- 
erosseras to be prepared. Governor going to New Jersey. 5 
May 9 Fortifications for New York city necessary. Proclamations 
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14 Lord Cornbury defers his journey to New Jersey. Legisla- 

tive' minutes (see Jour. 1:237). Means for fortifying the 
city to be raised. 8 

15 Citizens of New York will lend nion^ for fortifying the city, 

and Lawrence Reed, David Provoost, Robert Lurting and 
Abr'm de Peyster to be managers for buying material. 9 

2T, Petitions by John Abeel and by Harpert Jacobsen referred 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 51:133-34, 136). Proposal to bring 
powder from Curagao. 10 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:237). Order on petitions by 

John Abeel (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 51:137-139). 10 

June 13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:238). Warrants to issue: to 
John Abeel for money advanced; to Harpert Jacobson for 
hire of his sloop; to Peter Schuyler for Indian disburse- 
ments and for firewood for Albany and Schenectady garri- 
sons. Petitions by Lieut. Phil. Schuyler (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 51:145) and by Rev. Lydius referred. 13 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:238). Warrants signed. 
Patent for land above Schenectady granted to Eben'r Wil- 
son and John Abeel (see L. P. 4:75). - 15 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:2139). Warrants to issue: 
to Peter Schuyler for Indian disbursements; to Phil. 
Schuyler for work done on Schenectady fort. 17 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:239). Petition of Johannes 
Mynderse (see N. Y. col. mss, 51:148-149) referred. Quit- 
rent for land granted to Wilson and Abeel fixed. Warrants 
to Peter and Phil. Schuyler (p. 17) and to Rev. Wm 
Vesey for salary signed. 18 

21-22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:239). 20-22 

24 Indian affairs; far Indians at Albany; French Indians gone 
to New England; Virginia Indians want to make an al- 
liance with the five nations. Present to the Indian mes- 
senger. Abr'm Schuyler to go to the meeting at Onon- 
daga. 22 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:240). 24 

July 4 Advice received of a French fleet coming to this coast. 
License to purchase land granted to Dirck van den Burgh 
and Thos. Saunders (see L. P. 4:76). Warrants for salaries 
to issue. Report on Barne Cosens' accounts referred. 
Floras Crom. 25 

II Warrants signed. Warrants for salaries to Rev. James La- 
borie and Daniel Bondet. Florus Crom. License to D. 
van den Burgh (p. 25) signed. 27 

18 Warrants to Hendrick van Dyke, Jacobus van Dyke, sur- 
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signed. License to purchase land granted to Jobs. Har- 
denbergh (see L. P. 4:77). Order on petition by Hendrick 
Hansen (see N. Y. col. mss, 5:154). 29 

Aug. 7 Five nations want the governor to meet them at Albany. 30 

22. Warrants signed. License to Jobs. Hardenburgh signed. 
Warrant to Dr Phil. Rokeby for curing a French Indian. 
Sampson Broughton to be appointed attorney-general after 
the session of the supreme court. Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:241). 31 

29 Warrant to Dr Rokeby signed. Books for the register of 

admiralty needed. Legislative minutes (see /own 1:241). 32 

Sep. 2 Money for the governor's journey to Albany appropriated. 
Petition of John Abeel and Eben'r Wilson (see L. P. 4:78) 
referred. ^^ 

27 Lord Cornbury returned. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 

1:241). 34 

Oct. 3 Warrants to issue: for salaries of the governor, civil and cus- 
tom-house officers; to Peter Schuyler for firewood; to 
Fred'k Minderse for pay as armorer; to Lieut. Holland for 
house rent at Albany; to Lieut. Gwyn for same; to Albert 
Slingerlandt for hire of his house at Albany to Lieut. 
Brewer. Quitrent for land granted to Wilson and Abeel 
reduced (see L. P. 4:78). Petition of Col. Beeckman (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 51:168-169) referred. Order on petition by 
B. Rynders concerning duty on prize goods. 39 

14 Wm Peartree and Eben'r Wilson renominated mayor and 

sheriff of New York and sworn in. David Schuyler ap- 
pointed mayor, and Henry Holland sheriff of Albany; the 
latter sworn in. Warrants signed. Warrant to issue to 
Lieut. Chas. Oliver (see N. Y. col. mss, 51:163, 177-178). 
Order on reappointment of Robert Livingston to the offi- 
ces of town clerk, clerk of the peace, clerk of the common 
pleas for Albany city and county, and secretary of Indian 
affairs. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:242). 43 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:243). Patent to Wilson and 

Abeel to be prepared (p. 33, 39). Order on report by the 
justices of Richmond county concerning Jacob Garriott's 
petition (see A''. Y. col. mss, 51:165). Custom-house needs 
repairs. Patent for Nanning Harmense to be prepared 
(L. P. 4:79). 47 

16 Legislative minutes (see /o»;-. 1:243). Warrants to issue:toCol. 

Beeckman (p. 39); to Lawrence Claesen Indian interpreter 
for salary and journeys to Onondaga; to Jobs. Mynderse 
for blacksmith work in Schenectady fort; to George Booth 
for joiner work in secretary's office (record cases). War- 
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Newtown and Bushwick. Warrants for salaries of the gov- 
ernor, civil officers and Rev. Wm Vesey signed. 

Newtown and Bushwick. Warrant to Register Tudor of the 
admiralty for books. 

Petitions referred by Nanning Harmensen (see L. P. 4:85); 
Mrs Anne Bridges, Lancaster Symes et al. Wilson vs Rye. 

Thos. Byerley restored to the office of collector and receiver- 
general (see N. y. col. mss, 52:9). 

Petition by Peter Fauconier with accounts referred (see 
A'". Y. col. mss, 52:21-25). 

Petition by Mrs Anne Bridges (see L. P. 4:86) referred 
(Cheesecocks patent). Rye and Wilson. Warrant to 
Nanning Harmensen. 

Warrant to Peter Fauconier (p. 73) ■ Reports on accounts of 
contingent expenses of Fauconier and Barne Cosens refer- 
red. Quitrent on Cheesecock patent reduced. Order on 
petition by Benj. Faneuil and Duncan Campbell (see N. Y. 
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Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:243). Warrants signed. 
Petitions referred: of Lieut. Chas. Oliver; of Capt. Wm 
Bond (see A^. Y. col. mss, 51:174); of Sampson Broughton 
(see L. P. 4:80); of Lawrence Claese. Warrants to issue 
to surgeons Hendrick and Jacobus van Dyke for salary. 

Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:2431). Warrants to issue: to 
Lieut. Oliver for house rent; to Lawrence Claese for pay 
as Indian interpreter and "a journey to Onondaga. Peti- 
tions and accounts referred; of Phil. Schuyler (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 51:78); of Nanning Harmense. Warrants signed. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:244). Warrants signed. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:244). Newtown and Bush- 
wick. License to purchase -land granted to Isaac Switts 
(see L. P. 4:81). Rules for paying salaries of officers of 
the admiralty court. Wenham's memorial concerning duty 
on burnt wines and brandy referred to England (^N. F. 
col. mss, 51:179). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:245). 

Warrants to be prepared for salaries of assembly officers and 
of Rev. Wm Vesey. 

Warrants to issue: to Lancaster Symes for firewood; to Phil. 
Schuyler for work on Schenectady fort: to Nanning Har- 
mense for hire of his sloop in 1704. Newtown and Bush- 
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granted to Thos. Jones and John Townscnd. Account of 
Edward Cole referred. Petition and accounts of Lancas- 
ter Symes referred (sec A'. }'. col. niss, 52:s5-37)- Wilson 
and Rye. 75 

20 Warrants signed: for salaries to civil officers; to Peter Fau- 
conier for candles; to Phil. Schuyler for work on Sche- 
nectady fort; to officers of the assembly for salaries. 
Petition by Peter Fauconier referred. Warrant to issue 
to Fauconier for contingent expenses. License for Thos. 
Jones and John Townsend (p. 75) to issue. Warrant to 
issue to Lancaster Symes for firewood. Warrant for 
drawing Cheesecock patent signed. Petition by Hendrick 
Tenike referred (see L. P. 4:89). Excise to be let. Wil- 
son and Rye. 7^ 

22 Warrants signed. Rules for paying salaries of admiralty 
officers and warrants, to them to issue. Warrants to issue 
to Peter Fauconier for disbursements (see N. Y. col. vlss, 
52:26-34, 38-39). Petition of John Lovell referred (see L. P. 
4:108). Governor goes to New Jersey. So 

May 5 Order on petition by Andre Fresneau master of the brigan- 

tine St John of St Thomas (see A''. Y. col. mss, 52:43). 82 

16 Abr'm Sandford mariner reports, that Peter Cock master of 

a French privateer intended to cruize on the coast of Vir- 
ginia and New England. The- Tritons Prize man-of-war, 
Capt. Davis, commander, needs men for the crew; sailors 
from other vessels temporarily put on board. Vessels in 
port embargoed. 83 

17 Soldiers put on board the Tritons Prize. 84 
31 The Tritons Prize returns from the cruize and reports, that 

no French privateer has been seen. 84 

June 4 Seamen to be impressed to fill the complement of the . 

Tritons Prize. Embargo taken off. 85 

5 Volunteers to be called for the present cruise of the Tritons 
Prize and seamen to be impressed in Kings and Queens 
counties. Sheriffs of same counties to provide horses for 
Edw. Cole on public service. Sloop for public service to 
be hired or impressed by Mr Hull master of the Tritons 
Prize. Wm Chambers to receive pay for boat hire. 86 

19 Lord Cornbury returned. Petitions referred: by inhabitants 
of Hurley; by Jobs. Hardenbtrg (see L. P. 4:91-93); by 
Margaret Stokes; by Hendrick Hansen (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 52:48); by Jacob Galliott (see L. P. 4^94); by John 
Rolland (see A^. Y. col. mss, 52:47); by John Abeel (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 52:46). Patent granted to Nanning Har- 
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2(i Warrant for patent to Nanning Harmensen signed. Col- 
lector Byerley ordered to pay the warrants given to John 
Abeel. Jacob Galliot to be allowed a road through the 
land of Wm Tillier on Staten Island (p. 87). Newtown 
and Bushwick. Rombouts vs Crabtree. Order on petition 
by Sampson Broughton (see A''. Y. col. mss, 521:48). go 

July 3 Warrants for salaries of civil officers signed. Warrants to 
Lieuts. Brewer and Holland for house rent to be prepared. 
License to purchase land in Albany county granted to 
John Abeel and Eben'r Wilson (see L. P. 4:101). Warrant 
for Kayaderosseras patent to be prepared. Petition of 
Wm Sell referred. Collector Byerley to pay messengers 
from Virginia. Order on > petition by Jacobus van Cort- 
landt, Wm Peartree and John van Home (see L. P. 
4:100). Rombouts vs Crabtree. 93 

8 Warrants signed. Warrant to Jacobus Staats for salary as 
surgeon. License for John Abeel and Eben'r Wilson 
signed. Rombouts vs Crabtree. 96 

10 Warrants to Peter Schuyler for firewood to be prepared. 
Petition of Lieut. Oliver referred (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 
52:51). 98 

17 Warrants signed. Petition of Capt. Jas. Weems referred 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 52:56-57). Order on petition by 
Lancaster Symes.' Rombouts vs Crabtree. License to 
purchase land in Albany county granted to Isaac Switz. 
Warrant to Lieut. Rich'd Hopson for bed linen (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 52:55-561). 99 

23 Warrants and license signed. Hendrick Tenike to be heard 
on his petition (p. 76), opposed by John Hutchins. Rom- 
bouts vs Crabtree. Collector Byerley ordered to pay 
warrants issued to Lancaster Symes. Public accounts of 
Peter Fauconier to be examined. Warrant to Lieut. 
Thos. Sharpe for salary as gunner at Albany to be pre- 
pared. lOI 

Aug. 14 Warrants signed. Warrant to be drawn to Capt. Jas. 
Weems for work on Albany fort. Confirmatory patent 
granted to Lydia Rose (see L. P. 4:103). Accounts of 
Lancaster Symes for firewood, of Mr Anderson in behalf 
of Phil. Schuyler for sweeping chimneys in Schenectady 
referred. Orders %n petitions: by Capt. Tuder (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 52:60); by John Hutchins vs Tenike (see L. P. 
4:102). Rombouts vs Crabtree. 103 

Sep. I Lieut. Brewer arrives from Albany with Capt. Sheldon of 
New England and French prisoners (see N. Y. col. mss, 
52:63-64). Appropriation for the governor's journey to 
Albany. Accounts of Mr Bogardus referred. 105 



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5 Warrants signed. Hutchins and Tenike. Newtown and 
Bushwick. Order concerning Collector Byerley's refusal 
to pay warrants given to Rip van Dam. 107 

10 Newtown and Bushwick. Petition by Wm Tietsoort (see 

L. P. 4:104) to lie on the table. Wm Chambers called 
before the council. Hutchins and Tenike. 109 

11 Hutchins and Tenike; patent granted to Tenike. Wm 

Chambers testifies about custom-house rules in re 
van Dam. Hearing of caveat by Gravesend vs Dirck 
Hooghland & Co. ordered. Orders: on petition by offi- 
cers of the forces for bedding; on a memorial of officers 
of the admiralty court for salaries (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
52:66-67). Byerley testifies in re van Dam. no 

Oct. 4 Lord Cornbury at Albany. Ebenezer Wilson nominated 

mayor and Wm Anderson sherifif of New York. 114 

14 Lord Cornbury returned. Warrants for salaries to civil 
officers signed. Warrant to the widow of Edw'd Cole for 
her late husband's salary. Eben'r Wilson and Wm. Ander- 
son sworn in as mayor and sherifif of New York. Lord 
Cornbury reports having found everything quiet on the 
frontiers, also a great deal of smuggling to Canada. 114 

Nov. 20 Petitions by Peter Schuyler et al, by Capt. Weems, Lieut. 
Hopson et al. about Sarachtoga patent, referred. War- 
rants to Peter Schuyler for firewood to Albany and 
Schenectady garrisons. 117 

21 Saratoga patent. Warrants to Lancaster Symes for firewood. 
Patent for Hellgate rock granted to John Lovell (see L. P. 
4:108). Collector Thos. Byerley under arrest and bond 
not to leave the province; examination of his accounts 
ordered; Peter Schuyler, Peter Fauconier and Robert 
Walters appear against him. Account of John Cross for 
lodging Indians referred. Gravesend vs Hooglandt de- 
ferred. 118 
27 Orders on petitions: by Peter Fauconier (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 
52:81-85); by Nanning Harmensen & Co. Salaries of 
admiralty officers. Accounts of Thos. Wenham, Adolph 
Philipps, Robert Walters, Barth'w Feurt and Jobs. 
Burgher (see N. Y. col. mss, 52:88-89) referred. Warrants: 
to Elizabeth Cole for the salary of her late husband; to 
Rev. Wm Vesey for salary and house rent. Report on 
Collector Byerley's books read. Order on petitions: by 
George Booth (see L. P. 4:110); by Sampson Broughton. 
Rombouts vs Crabtree. 124 

Dec. 18 Patent to John Lovell signed. Petition of Lancaster Syms 
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formerly granted by Phil. Carteret referred. Warrants to 
Thos. Wenham etc. (p. 124). Gravesend vs Dirck Hoog- 
landt heard and decided. 129 

Patent granted to George Booth (p. 124). Petition of ad- 
miralty officers against Peter Fauconier. Warrants 
signed. 131 

Orders on petitions: by Lancaster Syms (see N. Y. col. mss, 
52:92); by Mayor Evert Bancker, and corporation of 
Albany (Saratoga patent; see L. P. 4:111.). Accounts of 
Geo. Clarke referred. 134 

Warrants for salaries to civil officers. Reply of Peter Fau- 
conier to petition of admiralty officers read (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 52:94). Order on petition by Cornelius Seabring 
{seeN. Y. col. mss, 52:98). Collector Byerley appears on the 
petition of Lancaster Symes (p. 134). Rip van Dam vs 
Byerley. 135 

Order on petition by Johs. Hardenbergh & Co (see L. P. 
4:1121). Warrants: to Adrian Beeckman for provisions to 
sea expedition in 1705; to George Clarke for office ex- 
penses. Order on petition by mayor and corporation of 
New .York against Cornelius Seabring (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
52:99). Warrant to Barne Cosens for expenses as clerk 
of the council. Expenses in that office fixed. Rip van 
Dam vs Byerley. 137 

Account of Henry Swift referred. Maurice Newenhuysen 
reports that letters are sent to France concerning the con- 
dition of New York. Corporation of New York vs Sea- 
bring. 140 

Report on M. Newenhuysen's information (see A^. Y. col. 
mss, 52:101-104). Capt. Faneuil called. Warrants: to 
Robert Crannel for pay as coxwain of the barge; to 
Adrian Beeckman (p. 137). Warrant for patent to George 
Booth signed. Peter Fauconier and his accounts. Fire- 
wood warrants to be taken in payment for custom-house 
duties. New York vs Seabring. 141 

Order on petition by Wm Anderson on behalf of Hurley, 
Ulster county. Warrant to Wm Chambers for use of his 
sloop in 1705. Capt. Faneuil not to be suspected of send- 
ing information to France (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:431-32; 
Q 3:2611-62). Peter Fauconier's accounts. 144 

Order on petition by Tjerck Harmensen Fisher (see L. P. 
4:113). Saratoga patent (see L. P. 4:114). Warrants to 
Rev. D. Bondett for salary. Order on petition by Corn's 
Coole and Adrian Garritse of Hurley (see L. P. 4:115). 
Patent for Johs. Hardenbergh to be prepared. 146 



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25 Warrant of survey for Harmensen Fisher signed. Petition 
of mayor etc of New York referred. Copies of deposi- 
tions and of council minutes regarding him to be given 
to Capt. Faneuil. 148 

Ap. 8 Report on the petition of Corn's Cool (p. 146) received. 
Petitions referred: by Wm Cullen (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
52:124); by Lancaster Symes (see N. Y. col. mss, 52:115); 
by mayor etc of Albany (see L. P. 4:124). Patents 
granted: to mayor etc of New York (see N. Y. col. mss, 
52:119); to Bern'd Verveulen for land on Peecks creek. 
License to purchase lands granted to Lawrence Claese 
(see L. P. 4:117). Orders on petitions: by Peter Schuyler 
and John Abeel (see A^. Y. col. mss, 52:122); by John Abeel 
on behalf of Jacob Staats and Hendrick van Dyke (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 52:120-121); by Eliazbeth Cole (see A^. Y. 
col. mss, 52:123,); by' Anne Newkirk (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
52:118); by Corn's Seabring and Henry Filkin (see /-. P. 
. 4:116). 14S 

15 Warrants and licenses signed. Patent granted to Lancaster 
Symes (see L. P. 4:1.18). Report on the petition of mayor 
etc of Albany confirmed. Warrants: to Lancaster 
Symes for firewood; to Wm Cullen for hire of his sloop 
in the revenue service. Orders on petitions: by Wm. 
Apple (see L. P. 4:119); by Cornelius Swits (see L. P. 
4:120); by Wm Carter controller of the customs (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 52:127); by John Roiie and others of Nestigione 
(seeL. P. 4:121). Warrants for salaries to civil officers. 
New patent to be prepared for George Booth (p. 141). 
Farmers of the excise at Albany to pay the warrants to 
John Abeel and Peter Schuyler notwithstanding Collector 
Byerley's orders. Petition of Anne Newkirk (p. 14B) 
granted. List of admiralty fees called for. I53 

22 Patents granted to Lancaster Symes & Co., and to John 

Rosie (p. 153) signed. Patent for George Booth and for 
Cornelius Swits. Warrants for salaries and for firewood. 
Petition of Peter Praa and others of Bushwick (see L. P. 
4:83, 122) to lie on the table. Admiralty officers' fees 
reported. French privateers and New York fortifications, 158 

23 Controversy between Newtown and Bushwick decided for 

the latter. Warrants to the chief justice to be taken in 
payment for excise dues. 161 

27 Lord Cornbury and the lieutenant-governor absent. Benj. 
Cooper master, and John Leroux passenger, of the sloop 
Endeavour report having been chased by a French ship 
off Sandy Hook. Vollenteers called to man the Tritons 
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29 Deposition by Francis Jones (see A^. Y. col. mss, 52:130) 
heard and an order issued to Capt. George Fane com- 
mander of the Lowestaffe man-of-war for a cruize. Infor- 
mation sent to Lord Cornbury. 162 

May 115 Nicholas Tinchoven to be pilot for the Lowestoffe. Order 

for a cruize by Capt. Fane. 164 

June I Indian afifairs. Lawrence Claese reports, that the French 
intend to build forts at Skowkase and at Ohoryagre. 
Indians want an English fort in their country. Payment 
of expenses to Lawrence Claese ordered. 165 

4 Deposition of George Moore mariner concerning the tak- 
ing of the ship Experiment from Barbados near Sandy 
Hook and his escape. Ordfer to Capt. Fane for a cruize. 166 
13 Letter to Capt. Fane about a French privateer with two 

prizes having been at Sandy Hook. 167 

22 Lord Cornbury returned. Saratoga patent. Act of assem- 
bly declaring the proceedings against Bayard and 
Hutchins illegal confirmed by the queen; order of the 
queen in council at Kingston Jan. 8, 1708 is on p. 172. 168 

July I Warrants for salaries to civil officers. Patent for Bushwick 
signed. Patent granted to Wm Apple and heirs of Har- 
manus Higedaam to be notified. -Collector Byerley re- 
fuses to pay warrants issued to Register Tuder of the 
admiralty and to Lawrence Claese Indian interpreter. 
Warrant to Lawrence Claese for expenses in New York. 
Loan by Wm Peartree to be returned. 170 

Indian afifairs. Petition by Lawrence Claese referred. Quit- 
rent to be paid by Bushwick fixed. Proclamation to issue 
convoking the assembly. 174 

8 Petition of Fred'k Minderse referred. Warrant to the same 

for pay as armorer at Albany. Petition of Peter Fau- 
conier (see A''. Y. col. mss, 52:140) granted. Land peti- 
tioned for by Wm Apple to be patented to him and to 
heirs of Heigedorn (p. 153, 170). 175 

9 Additional instruction concerning the president of the coun- 

cil received and entered. Indians desire the governor to 
meet them at Albany. Warrant for expenses of the gov- 
ernor's journey signed. Saratoga patent. Warrant to 
James Parker for express charges from Albany. Writs 
for election to issue. 176 

Aug. 5 Quitrent for land granted to Wm Apple fixed. Orders on 
petitions: by Adam Vrooman; by Elias Boudinot (see 
L. P. 4:137); by Ellis Duxbury (see L. P. 4:126). Com- 
plaint of Tuder vs Byerley to be heard. 178 



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1708 V. 10 

16 Measures to be proposed to the assembly. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Peter Fauconier; by Francis Vincent. War- 
rant for patent to Ellis Duxbury signed. 180 

19 Custom-house affairs examined. Warrants signed. Legisla- 

tive minutes (see Jour. 1:246). 182 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:246). Custom-house affairs. 

Warrant to Rev. Wm Yesey for salary. Petition of Mr 
Vincent referred. New patent granted to Adam Vrooman 
for a creek and a mill above Albany. Patent granted to 
Tjerck Harmensen (see L. P. 4:129). 183 

21 East- and Westchester. Fauconier and Byerley (see A''. Y. 

col. mss, 52: 146-147). 184 

24 Order of the queen concerning attendance of the council. 
Patent granted to Fr. Vincent (see L. P. 4:130). Order 
on petition by Eben'r Wilson (see L. P. 4:132). Warrant 
to Lieut. Henry Holland for house rent.* Provisions for 
volunteers on the Triton's Prize. Examination of Peter 
Fauconier concerning custom-house affairs (see Jour. 
1:247). 185 

,26 Collector Byerley charged with breach of trust. Fauconier's 
accounts. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:248). Petition 
of John Jackson sr and jr referred. Quitrent to be paid 
by Francis Vincent fixed. Accounts of the £1800 tax 
called for. Patents granted: to Eben'r Wilson; to Peter 
Fauconier (see L. P. 4:131). Warrant to Domine Lydius 
for services as Indian missionary (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
52:148). Collector Byerley refuses to accept for duties 
warrants issued to Peter Schuyler for firewood. 188 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:248). Warrant signed. 

Warrant for patent to John Jackson sr and jr. 189 

30 Examination of Peter Fauconier's accounts continued. 
Quitrent for Adam Vrooman's patent fixed; also for John 
Jackson's. Schuyler and Byerley. Van Dam and Byerley. 190 
Sep. 2 Time for settling land above Schenectady extended for Wil- 
son and Abeel. Quitrent for Eben'r Wilson's house in 
Wall street New York fixed. Warrant to Capt. Jas. 
Weems for moneys advanced by him (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
52:155-158). Patent granted to Mrs Anne Bridges et al. 
(see L. P. 4:134). East- and Westchester decided in favor 
of the former. 191 

3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:249). Order on the report 
of council about the ii8oo tax (see N. Y. col. mss, 52:149- 
50). Custom-house investigation (see Jour. 1:249). 193 

7 Legislative minutes (see (Jour. 1:250). Warrants signed. 
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rents of Albany and excise of Ulster counties. Byerley's 
answer to lie on the table (see A''. Y. col. mss, 52:161). 
£1800 tax. Thos. Weaver's accounts. Commissions of 
Robert Livingston recorded. 197 

9 Wilson and Rye. Thos. Byerley. Orders on petitions: by 
Eben'r Wilson; by Philipp Rokeby. Legislative minutes 
(see Jottr. 1:250). Duplicate warrant given to Rev. D. 
Bondet canceled. 200 

10 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:250). Wilson and Rye de- 

cided in favor of the former. Confirmatory patent granted 

to Phil. Rokeby. Order on petition by Rob't Livingston. 202 

11 Legislative minutes, and breaches of trust by Collector 

Byerley (see Jour. 1:251); .Byerley suspended from office; 
Col. de Peyster to act in his place. Patent granted to 
Col. Wm Peartree. 203. 

13 Legislative minutes, and examination of Peter Fauconier 
concerning custom-house affairs (see Jour. 1:253). Fau- 
conier exonerated. 207 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:262). Mistake in entry of 

warrants. Warrants signed. Proclamation to issue em- 
. powering Peter Fauconier to receive the excise dues. Or- 
ders on petitions: by Rip van Dam (see L. P. 4:135); by 
Wm Bradford (see A''. Y. col. mss, 52:163); of Nanning 
Harmen (see L. P. 4:138); by Robert Livingston (see 

N. Y. col. VISS, 52:165). 221 

16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:262). Orders on petitions: 

by Claude Buissonet (see L. P. 4:140); by John Berry and 
James Wright (see L. P. 4:136). Warrant signed. 225. 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:262). Petition by Claude 

Bouissonet referred. Order on petition by Anne Bridges 
and others (see L. P. 4:139). Warrant signed. Order on 
petition by Major Thos. Jones (see A''. Y. col. mss, 52:167- 
168). Warrants to Rev. Bondett for salary. 224 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:263). 225 

18. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:263). Petition of Elizabeth 
Cole referred (see A^. Y. col. mss, 52:170-172). Warrant 
for patent to Anne Bridges signed. Petitions by Thos. 
Jones, Wm Bradford and Mich'l Hawdon (see A^". Y. col. 
mss, 52:169) referred. 225, 

22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:263). Petition of Anne 

Bridges (see L. P. 4:139) referred. The collector called 
on Thos. Jones' petition, and Hendrick Hansen on that 
of Tierck Harmensen. 226 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:264). Orders on petitions: 

by John Bodine (see L. P. 4:141); by Jacques Guyon (see 



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1708 V. 10 

L. P. 4:143). Thos. Jones' rum released (p. 324-25). 
Tierck Harmensen's petition granted. Memorial by Aug. 
Graham surveyor-general, to lie on the table. 227 

24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:264). Patents granted: to 
Claude Bouissonet; to Jacques Guyon; to John Bodine. 
Warrant to Henry Swift for entertaining Indians. Two 
Brothers islands granted to Wm Bond (see L. P. 4:142). 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:264). 228 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:264). Warrants signed. 

Patent for Kayaderosseras granted to Nanning Harmense 
& Co. Petition for land on Staten Island by Lancaster 
Symes referred. Legislative minutes (see Joxw. 1:265). 229 

28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:265). The Lowestoffe man-^ 

of-war and an armed sloop to cruize for a privateer. 
Memorial by Aug. Graham and Wm Bond (see L. P. 
4:152) referred. 230 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:265). Confirmatory patent 

granted to Wilson and Abeel (see L. P. 4:148). Mayor 
and sheriff of New York reappointed. Warrant for 
Westenhook patent signed. 230 

30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:265). Warrants: for sala- 

ries to civil officers; to George Clarke secretary, and to 
Barne Cosens clerk of the council for ofifice expenses. 
Order on petition by Peter Schuyler & Co. (see L. P. 
4:153). Account of Mr Bachand referred. Capt. Fane 
cannot go to sea. bis 230 

Oct. I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:266). Order on petition by 

Elias Pelletreau (see A''. Y. col. mss, 52:177). 231 

4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:267). Orders on petitions: 
by Anne Bridges (see L. P. 4:154); by Peter Fauconier 
(see A^. Y. col. mss, 52:178). 234 

6 Legislative minutes {see Jour. 1:267). 234 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:267). Orders on petitions: 
by. Jacobus van Dyck; by Jobs, de Peyster (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 52:180). Warrants: to Lawrence Claesen for pay as 
Indian interpreter; to Lieut. John Collins for house rent. 
Accounts and petitions: by John Abeel (see N. Y. col. mss, 
52:179); by Peter Schuyler & Co. (see L. P. 4:163); by 
John Mowbray; by Andries Gardiner (see L. P. 4:155). 
Warrants: to Wm van Ale for hire of his sloop; to Hans 
Cross for entertaining Indians. 235 

II Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:268). Patent granted to 
Andries Gardiner. Warrants: to John Abeel for work on 
Albany fort; to Jacobus van Dyck for salary as surgeon; 
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rants signed. Petition by Lieut. Brewer (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 52:181) referred. Patent granted to John Mowbray 
(see L. P. 4:156). Address to the queen concerning coins 
to be prepared. Custom-house affairs. 237 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:269). Warrant signed. 240 

14 Ebenezer Wilson and Wm Anderson sworn in as mayor and 

sheriff of New York. Warrants signed. Patent granted 
to Cornelius Cool and others of Hurley (see L. P. 4:157). 
Quitrent for patent to Andries Gardiner fixed. Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:269). 241 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:269). Quitrent for John 

Mowbray's land in Suffolk county fixed. Patent granted 
to Lancaster Symes (see L. P. 4:1158). 241 

16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:270). 242 
18 Warrant to Cornelius van Dyck for the salary of his late 

father surgeon Henry van Dyck (see N. Y. col. mss, 52:183). 
Thos. Byerley's accounts (see N. Y. col. mss, 1:182); he is 
suspended and a proclamation to that effect is to issue. 243 

21 Order on petition by Thos. Wenham (see L. P. 4:159). War- 

rant signed. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:270). Cus- 
tom-house books and papers to be inventoried. 244 

22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:270). Patents: for Saratoga 

granted to Peter Schuyler (see L. P. 4:163-65); for Kaya- 
derosseras to Manning Harmensen (see L. P. 4:161-62); 
to Thos. Wenham (p. 244). Warrant to Johs. de Peyster 
for firewood. 245 

22, Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:271). Warrants signed. 
Warrant to Peter Schuyler for firewood to Albany and 
Schenectady garrisons. 246 

25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:271). Joseph Hunt jr, John 

Ferris jr, Edw'd Griffin sr, Robert Heustis, John Oakly, Jas. 
Crumwell, James Ferris summoned before the council for 
opposing the survey of land granted to Wm Peartree in 
Westchester county. Quitrent for Saratoga patent fixed. 
Petition by Mr Anderson on behalf of Jac. van Dyck re- 
ferred. 247 

26 Duplicate of patent warrant for Norwalk island signed. Leg- 

islative minutes (see Jour. 1:2721). Account of Peter 
Schuyler for candles referred (see A^'. Y. col. mss, 53:3). 
Warrant to the same for firewood. Account of Peter 
Schuyler for a journey to Albany (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
53:2). Quitrent for land on Staten Island granted to L. 
Symes fixed. Complaints against Lord Cornbury declared 
groundless. 248 

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1708 V. 10 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:272). Warrants to Peter 
Schuyler for expenses to Albany, and for candles. Declar- 
ation of council concerning complaints against Lord Corn- 
bury. Warrant signed. Petition by Mark Dusasway (see 
L. P. 4:167) referred. 250 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:273). 252 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:274). Warrants signed. 

Petition by Goosen Gerritse referred. Joseph Hunt jr et al. 
(p. 247) discharged. 254 

p. ni. Legislative minutes {Jour. 1:274). 255 

30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:274). Warrant to Adolph 

Philipps (p. 131) canceled. Others for like services also 
to be cancelled, payment made by act of assembly. 255 

Nov. I Warrants to Peter Schuyler for moneys advanced and ser- 
vices rendered. Rip van Dam's rum to be resurveyed. 257 

2 Warrants signed. Lord Cornbury intends going to New 

Jersey. John Abeel's account referred. 258 

16 Lorn Cornbury returned. Petitions referred: by Henry 
Beeckman (see L. P. 4:169-170); by Bernardus Freeman 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 53:7); by John Bachan (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 4:4-5, 30). 259 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:275). 259 

24 Orders on petitions: by Isaac Mercier and others of New 
Rochelle against Peter Simon and wife, and on a counter 
petition by Barth'w le Roux (see L. P. 4:171); by Henry 
Taylor. 259 

26 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:275). 260 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:275). 261 
Dec. 2 Warrants to Elizabeth Cole. Report of S. S. Brough- 

ton late attorney-general on public money in the hands of 
Jeronimus Rapalie referred to attorney-general May Bick- 
ley. Weighmaster Grassett to pay " clipped " money into 
the treasury. 261 

3 Accounts of Thos. Weaver late collector settled. 262 

10 Warrants signed. Warrants to Gabriel Ludlow clerk and to 

Wm Churchill doorkeeper of assembly, for salary. Patent . 
granted to Goosen Adriaense (see L. P. 4:168). Warrant 
to Col. Wm Peartree for advances under act of assembly. 263 

11 Warrants signed. Petition of Wm Anderson (see L. P. 

4:172) referred. 264 

15 Lord Lovelace arrives on Long Island and expects to be in 
New York the following day. Warrants for salaries 
signed. Petitions by Gertrud van Cortlandt (see A''. Y. col. 
7»w, 53:11; and, L. P. 4:173) referred; barge accounts. 
Petition by Judge Milward concerning Byerley's bonds 
referred. 264 



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Dinner to be prepared for Lord Lovelace. 266 

Lord John Lovelace publishes his commission and takes the 
oaths and swears in the council. Proclamation to issiie 
confirming all officers in their posts. 266 

Wm Peartree and David Provoost appointed by the queen 
to the council and sworn in; Abr'm de Peyster likewise ap- 
pointed, but refuses to be sworn. Communications re- 
ceived from England concerning Indian presents, pala- 
tines, rate of foreign coins and trade, and requiring an ac- 
count of ordnance stores. Proclamation to issue for ap- 
prehending straggling seamen. 267 

Order on petition by Richard Harris (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
53:12). - 268 

Powder magazine to be repaired. Proclamation to issue dis- 
solving the assembly and writs for election of a new one; 
also of coroners. List of debts of the government called 
for. Is security given by sheriffs? Servants imported by Mr 
Keeble for making potashes to be hired out, Mr Keeble 
not having come in the ship Globe with them. Ordinance 
establishing the court of chancery called for. Warrant to 
Abr'm de Peyster to pay Rip van Dam for repairs on the 
new magazine. 269 

Prosecutions in excise cases to stay (p. 268). Anderson to 
lay his list of government debts before the council. Lord 
Cornbury to be asked for Thos. Weaver's bond, and other 
public papers. Security to be given by the sheriffs. Peti- 
tion of Johannis Romer referred. Assembly to meet 
April 17. Orders on petitions: by Samuel Staats and 
Robert Walters (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:14-15), and by Mag- 
telt Messepatt. Warrant to Lord Lovelace and civil offi- 
cers for salaries. 270 

Peter Fauconier's recognizances. Execution against Rich'd 
Harris stopped (p. 268). Lord Cornbury wants time in 
which to deliver the papers called for; granted, and peti- 
tions for his salary (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:19-20). Orders 
on petitions: by Jobs. Roomer (see A''. F.co/.OT.y.y, 53:17-18); by 
Isaac de Riemer (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:29); by Wm An- 
derson (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:27). Debts of the govern- 
ment. Warrant to Rip van Dam for repairing the new 
magazine. Magtelt Messepatt's affair settled (see -N. Y. 
col. mss, 53:15). Orders on petitions: by Lancaster Symes 
and Eben'r Wilson (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 53 :28) ; by Robert 
Livingston (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:24); by John Bachau; by 
Daniel Ebitts and by Elias Pelletreau (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
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1709 V. 10 

27 Lord Cornbury to answer in writing to the complaint of 
Samuel ^taats and Robert Walters (p. 270). Messrs. 
Symes and Huddleston accepted as sureties of Sherifif An- 
derson. Order on petition by elders and deacons of the 
Dutch reformed church of Brooklyn (see N. Y. col. mss, 
53:3; and Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:148-49, Q3:9S). Petition of 
John Harris et 'al. (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:33-34) referred. 
Thos. Byerley restored to his office of collector and re- 
ceiver-general upon orders from England; proclamation to 
issue to that effect. 278 

Feb. 3 Answer to Staats and Walter's complaint (p. 270, 378) re- 
ceived from Lord Cornbury (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:37). 
Answer to Lord Cornbury from Thos. Byerley (p. 275; see 
N. Y. col. mss, 53:35). Brooklyn church and Bern. Free- 
man (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:150-51; 03:96). Orders of the 
queen in council approving acts of assembly. Additional 
instructions to the governor concerning land grants. Let- 
ter from the queen in regard to palatines and their min- 
ister Joshua de Kocherthal. Report on ammunition re- 
ceived. Petition of Mrs van Cortlandt (see L. P. 4:173-74) 
referred. 280 

II Col. Heathcote sworn of the council and George Clarke as 
clerk of the council. Reply of Dr Staats and Rob't Wal- 
ters to Lord Cornbury to be sent to England (see A'^. Y. 
col. mss, 513:41). Lord Cornbury and Thos. Byerley (see 
N.Y. col. mss, 53:38). Symes and Wilson vs Thomas 
Byerley (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:42). Petition by Lord 
Cornbury (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:43) to lie on the table. 
Petition by John Abeel (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:44) to lie on 
the table. Petition by Henry Swift (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:40) 
referred. Petition by Rob't Livingston (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
53:45) referred. 286 

24 Lord Lovelace in New Jersey. Order on petition by Lord 
Cornbury (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:46). Thos. Byerley is given 
time to make ready his answers to complaints. Accounts 
and petition of Lord Cornbury (see A^. Y. col. mss, 53:47-48) 
referred. Order on petition by Margaret widow of Pat- 
rick Magregory (see L. P. 4:175). Refunding money 
loaned by Wm Peartree in 1702. 287 

Mar. 14 Useless ordnance stores to be sold and fort to be repaired. 
Ship Unity Will Patience commander reported at Ber- 
mudas on her way to New York with a rich cargo; the 
Maidstone man-of-war to cruize against French privateers 
for protecting the Unity and other ships. 289 

ig The Kinsale, and Maidstone men-of-war ordered out for a 

cruize of three weeks towards Barnegat. 290 



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20 Capt. George Gordon of the Maidstone ready to sail pro- 
vided he can get 40 men for his ship. Capt. John Clifton 
of the Kinsale refuses to obey orders of the council not 
signed by Lord Lovelace. Capt. Nich's Tienhoven is will- 
ing to be pilot of the Maidstone. Letter and orders to be 
sent to Capt. Clifton. 291 

22 Quarrel between the council and Capt. John Clifton con- 

tinued: Wm. Calleway swears to an affidavit concerning it. 
Capt. Gordon with the Maidstone ordered to Bermudas as 
convoy of the Unity. Letters sent to Lord Lovelace at 
Perth Amboy, N. J., by the Pennsylvania post. 292 

23 Capt. Clifton needs 50 to 60 men for his ship who are de- 

tailed out of the garrison. Warrant issued to Nich's 
Tienhoven for piloting the Kinsale (see N. Y. col. mss, 
53:52). Capt. John Rolland of the sloop Lark reports hav- 
ing sailed from Bermudas in company with the Unity; the 
Maidstone to cruize for her. Charles German offers to 
carry the men aboard the Kinsale. 293 

Ap. 6 Lord Lovelace returned. Col. Schuyler sworn of the coun- 
cil. Legislative minutes (see /oitr. 1:276). 295 
7 Legislative minutes (see /otir. 1:276). 296 
14 Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:277). Letter from Gov. Sal- 

tonstall of Connecticut about five nations received. 298 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:277). Expense account of 

the government called for. Order on petition by Peter 
Schuyler. Memorials from Messrs Winthrop and Leverett 
of Massachusetts and Messrs Hamlin and Whiting of 
Connecticut (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:57) received. Indian 
affairs (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:56). 299 

20 Expense account of the government received and to be laid 

before the house of representatives. Answer to the me- 
morials of Massaclivisetts and Connecticut given to the 
agents. Answer to propositions made by Indians (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 53:58). Legislative minutes (see four. 1:277). 
Indian presents to be sent to Albany. 300 

25 Shawanoes Indians in New York make propositions, and are 

given presents. 301 

26 Indians. Legislative minutes (see four. 1:278). 302 
May 6 Col. Ingoldsby to be informed of the death of Lord Love- 
lace. OfBcers to continue in their posts. Mr Cockrill 
Lord Lovelace's secretary asked for the governor's instruc- 
tions which are entered in the minutes. Capt. Matthews 

to command the garrison; the keys to be delivered to Col. 
Schuyler. Papers sent by Lady Lovelace. Letters to be 
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the governor of Pennsylvania. Play acting and prize 
fighting forbidden. Instructions. 302 

p. ni. Col. Schuyler presides. Instructions to two Indians going 
to Montreal and Quebec on a scout. Instructions for Mr 
van Renselaer and Robert Livingston with presents to the 
Indian spies. Col. Schuyler to keep the keys of the stores 
until they are examined and inventoried. 338 

7 Lord Lovelace to be buried in New York. Warrant to Lady 

Lovelace for her husband's salary. New York regiment 
ordered out for the funeral and furnished with powder etc. 340 

8 Vessels not to be cleared to prevent news of the intended 

expedition reaching the enemy. Col. Redknap not to 
leave the province till further orders. Warrants to Lady 
Lovelace for public expenses by her husband. Stores to 
be examined. Letters to be sent to Col. Dudley and to 
Mr Shackmapple about the privateer. 341 

The entries on pages 342-457 are rough minutes of council; the fair and 
more complete copy of them is paged 645-733. 

9 Lt. Gov. Rich'd Ingoldsby present and sworn in after read- 

ing his commission. Proclamation to issue continuing all 
officers. Mr Cockerill called upon to deliver the seals. 
Stores to be surveyed. Lady Lovelace called upon for pub- 
lic papers. Proclamation to issue for an embargo. 645 

10 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:278). Lord Cornbury called 

upon for public papers. Stores to be inventoried. 645 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:278). Order on petition by 
Joshua Cockerthal. Masters of merchant vessels refuse to 
lend men for the man-of-war to go on a cruize after a 
privateer. 646 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:278). The queen's instruc- 

tions to Col. Vetch. Letter from the queen to Lord Love- 
lace about the expedition against Canada. 647 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:279). Proclamation to be 

published by Cols. Vetch and Nicholson similar to their 
Boston proclamation. 653 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:279). Palatines. Order on 

petition by Lord Cornbury (see A'". Y. col. mss, 53:66). 
Writ of ne exeat against Thos. Byerley to issue. Expenses 
of repairing the fort. Indian presents. 653 

20 The sloop Diamond allowed to take aboard provisions for 

the fleet at Boston. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:280). 
Warrants: to Peter Schuyler for firewood to Albany and 
Schenectady garrisons; to Thos. Byerley for money paid 
for fort repairs. 655 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:280). Canada expedition 

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to Canada has a bond of the court of chancery extended. 
Sloops with provisions and hospital stores to be sent to 
Quebec and Montreal. Peter Schuyler to be second in 
command under Col. Nicholson. Colonels Saltonstall and 
Gookin will go with their detachments as far as Albany. 655 
p. m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:281). 657 

2;^ Command of Canada land expedition settled. Proclamation 
to issue for the arrest of Thos. Byerley. Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:281). Arms to be inspected (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 5.3:78, 83). Connecticut regiment (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 53:75). Col. Schuyler to command the Indians 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 53:80). Articles of war. Stafif officers 
to be appointed for the expedition. .The colonel, lieuten- 
ant-colonel and major of each regiment to have a com- 
pany. 658 
24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:282). Canada expedition. 
Col. Nicholson wants a certificate of his appointment to the 
command-in-chief and recommends that a general day of 
fasting be set. Memorial to -Gov. Gourdon Saltonstall of 
Connecticut, Lt. Gov. Charles Gookin of Pennsylvania 
and Lt. Gov. Ingoldsby from Col. Sam'l Vetch. Address 
by Cols. Ingoldsby, Saltonstall, Gookin with the council 
and assembly of New-York, to Col. Francis Nicholson; 
both about the expedition. 660 

25 Peter Schuyler presides. Accounts of the Kinsale man-of-. 

war Capt. John Clifton to be audited. Arms to be dis- 
tributed to the garrison. 663 

26 Capt. John Riggs to command the Connecticut detachment 

(see N. Y. col. mss, 53:85). Capt. Clifton to cruize for a 
topsail vessel off Sandy Hook and Neversink. Proclamation 
about arms of volunteers. Order on petition by Joshua 
Kocherthal and Herman Schuneman on behalf of the pal- 
atines (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:544-45; 03:329). 665 

27 Arms for the expedition to be cleaned and repaired. Pre- 

siding officer of the council designated during the absence 
of the lieutenant governor and president. Capt. Clifton of 
the Kinsale cannot sail for want of men. 665 

28 Capt. Clifton to take men out of the Maidstone. 666 

30 Garret van Home and other owners of the Content privateer 

called before the council concerning Henry Hutchins and 
Loper two men impressed for the men-of-war. 666 

31 Affidavit of Abr'm van Duersen, Jost Leysen and John Par- 

myter concerning the impressing of seamen for the Tri- 
tons prize man-of-war. Order on petition by Nich's 
Brower (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:87). 666 



CALENDAR t)F COUXCII. ,iMIXLTKS 1668-I783 22iJ 

1709 V. 10 

June 3 Lt. Gov. Ingoldsby rt-turncd. Mr Cockrill called before the 
council. Legislative minutes (see /o«r. 1:282). Lord Love- 
lace's commission and other public papers called for. 668 
4 Lady Lovelace is reluctant to give up her late husband's 

papers. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:282). 669 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:282). Boston post to be 

stopped until further orders. Canada expedition. 670 

p. m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1 1283). 670 

7 Legislative minutes (see /ojtr. 1:283). 671 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:284). Joint committees on 

Canada expedition to meet at the Coffee house (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 53:9^93)- 672 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see /ow/'. 1:284). 673 

13 Col. Ingoldsby absent. Letters from Peter Schuyler recom- 
mending officers for the Albany and Ulster county detach- 
ments (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:95), on Indian affairs, and 
covering a journal of John and Abr'm Schuyler sent to the 
lieutenant governor. Canada expedition; rendezvous for 
the county detachments fixed. 673 

15 Canada expedition. 674 

16 Lt. Gov. Ingoldsby returned. Address to the queen to be 

prepared. Letters from England to Lord Lovelace re- 
ceived. Indian affairs. Letter to be written to Capt. 
Davis of the Maidstone man-of-war about impress of sea- 
men. 675 
18 Opinion of the chief justice and the attorney-general regard- 
ing the government's power to order impressing of sailors 
asked. Palatines (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:545; 03:329). Can- 
ada expedition. . 676 

20 Order on petition by Lord Cornbury for a certificate that his 

creditors prevent his return to England. Legislative min- 
utes (set Jour. 1:284). 677 

21 Memorial to the queen on the lack of arms signed. Legis- 

lative minutes (see Jour. 1 :285. Palatines called pietists 
(see Doc .hist. N. Y. 3-545', 03:3^9). Certificate for Lord 
Cornbury signed. Long Island Indians to be called to 
serve in the Canada expedition (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:100). 
Arms wanting for the expedition. Delegates of the five 
nations to go to Boston and see the fleet and army, which 
is to go on the expedition. Indian presents. Post route 
between Albany and Westfield to be established. 678 

22 Militia of New York city to do guard duty at Fort Anne. 

Request to Capt. George Gordon of the Lowestaffe man- 
of-war to delay sailing signed (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:102). 
Indian affairs. Shoemakers to be impressed for making 
cartridge boxes. 680 



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2S Lt. Gov. Ingoldsby absent. New York city militia troop to 
make the night rounds. Clearance of vessels ordered: sloop 
Speedwell, Phil. Wanton master for Jamaica; brigantineDol- 
phine, Thos. Rudden for Barbadoes; sloop Three Brothers, 
Thos. Lee; brigantine Success, Dan'l Dunscombe; sloop 
Lark, John Bolland all for Jamaica; sloop Endeavor, John 
Fowles for Curasao; sloop Seaflower, Thos. Hunt, for St 
Thomas; brigantine Eagle, Chas. Whitefield, for Antigua; 
sloop Friendship, Andrew Law, for Nevis; brigantine St 
John, Alex'r Woodcop for Surinam. Canada expedition 
(see A'', y. col. mss, 53:103). Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:285). Guard to be kept at Albany and Schenec- 
tady. Addresses to Col. Francis Nicholson (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 53:99). 681 

^5 " Sayns " asked from the men-of-war for the expedition. 
Money for the Canada expedition. Address to the queen to 
be signed by the members of the council. Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:285). Impressing of sailors. French 
prisoners to be sent to Flatbush and Hempstead, L. I. New 
York troop discharged from duty. Votes of New Hamp- 
shire council approving the appointment of Col. Nichol- 
son. • 684 

29 Order on petition by Edw. Hardrigh a deserter from Ber- 
mudas. Duties on prize goods: 686 
July 2 Lt. Gov. Ingoldsby returned. ^ Col. Wenham to have arms 
repaired. Long Island Indians. Canada expedition. Legal 
opinion that the lieutenant-governor cannot order the im- 
pressing of sailors from privateers or merchantmen. 686 
3 Garrit Ville to go to the Long Island Indians. Indian affairs 
Cols. Ingoldsby and Nicholson going to Albany. Station 
ship for New York asked for. Memorial from the com- 
missioners of the Canada expedition to Col. Sam'l Vetch, 
adjutant-general of her majesties forces. List of expendi- 
tures for the expedition. Order of the queen in council 
disallowing the provincial act about coin. Address to Col. 
Francis Nicholson from governor and council of Rhode 
Island; with letter from Gov. Sam'l Cranston (see A^. Y. 
col. mss, 53:104). 687 

13 Too many officers in Col. Schuyler's regiment. 694 



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15 Surgeon wanted for Schuyler's regiment. Scouting parties 
of Albany militia and Connecticut troop to be sent out. Pay- 
ments made for building storehouses, canoes etc. Indian 
spies rewarded. Presents made to old men, women and 
children of the four nations present at Albany. Account ot 
of what is necessary for the expedition called for. 



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16 Arms given to the Indians to be repaired. Grenadiers to 
have red caps. Methods for transporting provisions to 
Wood Creek to be arranged. Disputes between commis- 
sioners of the expedition and commissioners of Indian 
afifairs to be settled by the council. Indian affairs; Mini- 
sink and Jersey Indians. 695 

19 Commissioners of Indian affairs. Money advanced by Col. 
Schuyler cannot be repaid now. Minissink Indians will 
not come. Indian presents. Abraham Schuyler and five 
others to go to the Senecas. 696 

21 Order on petition by Lawrence Claesen and Indian interpre- 
ters for pay. 697 

23 Commissioners of the expedition approve of sending Abr'm 
Schuyler to the Senecas, to stay there 14 days, and the men 
accompanying him to be selected from the military. 698 

25 Oneidas want John Bleecker, Evert Wendell, Stephanus 
Groesbeck, Abr'm Cuyler, John and Gerrit Rooseboom 
and Jobs. Harmanse Fischer to go with them to Canada 
as interpreters. 699 

Affidavit by Jacob van Zutphen of Yellow Hook, L. I. con- 
cerning the refusal of Capt. Rodgers of the South Sea 
Castle man-of-war to release an impressed sailor. 699 

Lt. Gov. Ingoldsby returned. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:286). Henry van Ball vs Roger Bret on a writ of error. 
Orders on petitions: by Peter ^Matthews, Wm Sharpas 
and Wm Davis for land near the paltz in Ulster county; 
by Alex. Griggs (see L. P. 4:182). 700 

Complaint of Col. Beekman vs Col. Wenham. Patent 
granted to Matthews, Sharpas and Davis. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Christopher Rousby; by Wm Sunderland and 
Wm Chambers (see L. P. 4:179); by Peter Fauconier; by 
John Conrad Codweis (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:109); by 
Joshua Kocherthal (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:107-8). Proc- 
lamation to issue empowering P. Fauconier to receive cer- 
tain public moneys. Iron and steel to be sent to Albany 
for the expedition. 701 

Sep. 6 Recommendation to the queen for J. C. Codweis and 
J. Kocherthal signed. Warrants for land patents signed. 
Order upon petition by Lord Cornbury. 701 

8 Communications received from the expedition dated Wood 
creek. Order on petition by Gerardus Beekman et al. (see 
L. P. 5:1). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:286). Order 
on petition by Joseph Hegeman, Peter Navius and Jero- 
nimus Remsen on behalf of elders of Dutch church at 
Flatbush (see AL Y. col. tiiss, 53:111; and, Doc. hist. N. Y. 



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3:156; Q 3:99). Letter received from Sec. Stanley of 
Connecticut concerning Hannah Taylor (see A'". Y. col. mss, 
53:110). Account of stores to be taken. 702 

12 Arthur Knight and King owners of the sloop Seahorse vs 
Henry van Ball (see A''. Y. col. mss, 531:112). Caienquirago 
a five nations Indian to be lodged and fed while in town. 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:286). 703 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:286). Bret vs van Ball in 
error. Isaac Mercier and other French protestants of 
New Rochelle vs Rev. D. Bondet. Wm Sunderland and 
Wm Chambers. Crabtree vs Rombouts. Trinity church. 704 

16-20 Legislative minutes (see Jxiur. 1:287). 705-6 

21 Order on address from the mayor etc. of Albany for secur- 

ing the frontiers. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:288). 
Patent granted to Sunderland and Chambers. 706 

22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:288). Van Ball vs Bret in 

error. French church at New Rochelle. 707 

Joint committee meeting on the address from Albany at the 
Coffee House. Address to the queen to be prepared. 708 

24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:288). 708 

26 Col. Vetch asks the governors of colonies interested in the 
Canada expedition to meet at New London. Report of 
sick soldiers at Wood creek received. Opinion of the 
council that the congress of governors should meet at 
New York. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:289). 709 

29 Eben'r Wilson and Wm Anderson renominated as mayor 

and sheriff of New York. 711 

Oct. 6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:289). Report on difficulties 
between Rev. Antonides and Freeman read (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 53:121). Orders on petitions: by Cornelius Sea- 
bring and Corn's van Brunt of the Dutch church in 
Kings county; by Dorus Folhemus and elders of the 
same; by John Auboineau for land back of New Wark; 
by David Provoost, Rip van Dam and Lawrence Jansen 
(see L. P. 5:2); by Wm Peartree. 711 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:289). 712 

10 Letters received about congress of governors and Indian 

affairs. Palatines (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:122). Opinion 
of the council about the lieutenant-governor's going to 
the congress. 714 

11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:290). 714 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:290). The queen's forces 

to be posted at Albany and 100 provincials to be raised 

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13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:290). Orders on petitions: 

by Rev. Dan'l Bondet; by Gerardus Beekman; by Caleb 
Heathcote (see L. P. 5:3). 71S 

14 Mayor Wilson and Sheriff Anderson of New York sworn 

in.. 716 

18 Orders on petitions: by John Barberie (see L. P. 5^5); by 

Peter Fauconier (see N. Y. col. niss, 53:123-25, 129). Forts 
on Wood creek and Canada expedition. 717 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:291). License to purchase 

Indian land near New Wark for John Auboineau signed. 
Resolve of assembly about congress received. 717 

20 Rev. Daniel Bondet. Congress of governors. Land 

granted to Gabriel Ludlow and Wm Bradford (see L. P. 
5:4). Van Ball vs Crabtree. Col. Ingoldsby intends going 
to the congress in Rhode Island and wants money (see 
Jour. 1:291). Order concerning the dispute between 
Antonides and Freeman (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:162; Q 
3:103). 718 

22 Letters to Lord Lovelace received, read and to be laid be- 
fore the assembly. Opinions and order on petition by 
Peter Fauconier (see A^. Y. col. niss, 53:129). 719 

2/ Order on petition by George Norton that the sheriff of New 
York give security. Opinions and order concerning the 
dispute between Antonides and Freeman (see N. Y. col. 
tnss, 53: 127-28). Peter Fauconier. Order concerning 
petitions for land and land grants. Petitions by John 
Smith (see L. P. 5:6); by Lawrence Cornelisen; by Henry 
Oblinus (see L. P. 5:27) referred. Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:291). Order on petition by Judge Robert Milward 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 53:130). 721 

Nov. I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:292). Orders on petitions: 
by Peter Fauconier; by Peter Barberie (see L. P. 5:4); 
by Wm Anderson (see A^. Y. col. mss, 53:131). 723 

4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:292). Warrants cancelled. 
Order on petition by Peter Fauconier. French church at 
New Rochelle. Land granted: to John Smith, Nath'I 

Ma , John Sellwood and Corn's Lodye (see L. P. 5:6); 

to Lawrence Cornelissen, John Cornelissen, Abr'm Myre 
and Arent Quackenbush. Henry Oblinus (p. 721) to give 
names of his partners. Land granted: to Peter Barberie 
(p- 723); to Barent Waldron (see L. P. 5:12). Thos. 
Weaver's accounts. 725 

9 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:293). Petition of New York 

merchants received (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:137)- 7^7 

10 Order on petition by Judge Milward (p. 721). Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:293). Order on petition by John van 
Home, John Theobald and Chas. Crombline (see L. P. 5:9). 728 



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23 



27 



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V, 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:294). The Kinsale, and 
Maidstone men-of-war to sail to Barbados and convoy 
merchant men from there. Order on petition by Rev. 
Vincent Antonides (see N. Y. col. niss, 53:139). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:294). Exchange of prison- 
ers (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:140). 

Audit of Capt. Clifton's accounts ordered. 

Pay of soldiers. Land granted: to Mrs Margaret McGreg- 
ory and Thos. Toshack; to Chas. Huddey and Phil. 
Brooke (see L. P. 5':3i). Fort Anne needs repairing. 
Revenues. Dr Johnson reports on Mr Cockerill's estate, 
as connected with pay of soldiers. Orders on petitions: 
by Thos. Jones & Co. (see L. P. 5:33); by Johs. Beeck- 
man (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:155); by Henry Beeckman 
(see L. P. 5:32). Proclamation to issue adjourning the 
assembly. Rev. V. Antonides. Judge Milward. Peter 
Fauconier and the sheriff to attend. 

Patent granted to Huddy and Brooke. Land granted 
to Roger Mompesson (see L. P. 5:34). Revenues. 

Warrant signed. Revenues. Patent granted to Augustine 
Graham (see L. P. 5:36). Petition of Roger Mompesson 
referred (see L. P. 5:35). Patent granted to Henry Beeck- 
man (see L. P. 5:32). Petition by Abr'm Hasebrook et al. 
for confirmatory patent for New Paltz referred. Order 
on petition by Melchior Gulch (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:157). 
Land granted to Judge Robert Milward. 

Patent granted to Marc Dasway [Dusachoy] (see L. P. 
5:38). Warrant of survey granted to John Auboineau. 
Land granted to Daniel Crombine, Paul Droilhet and two 
others (see L. P. 5:7). Patents granted: to Rip van Dam 
& Co. (see L. P. 5:37); to Thos. Jones & Co. (see L. P. 
5:33); to Roger Mompesson (p. 459); to Eben'r Wilson 
& Co. (see L. P. 5:39). Thos. Weaver's accounts and 
bonds. 

Flag of truce from Canada with prisoners for exchange at 
Albany. 

Father Maneuil a French priest and others to be exchanged. 
Warrants for patents and surveys signed. Patents granted: 
to Wm. Peartree and others (see L. P. 5:45); to John 
Barberie; to Peter Barberie (see L. P. 5:42). Warrant to 
Thos. Byerley to pay Rip van Dam for charges of trans- 
porting French prisoners to Albany. Wm. Davis and 
Wm Chambers appointed by Col. Quary, searcher of the 
customs, and tide surveyor respectively sworn in (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 53:159). 



10 



729 

731 
732 



457 



459 



459 



461 
463 



463 



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1710 V- 10 

7 Warrants for patents signed. Father Mareuil called before 
the council. Orders on petitions: by Gerardus Beeckman 
et al. (see L. P. 5:49); by Ebenezer Wilson and Lancaster 
Symes (see L. P. 5:40). Warrants to Thos. Byerley for 
repairs of the fort made by Rip van Dam, Mr Philipse 
and Major Provoost. Order on petition by Lord Corn- 
bury. Land granted: to Charles Congreve (see L. P. 
5:50); to John Lawrence; to Obadiah Hunt (see L. P. 
5:43). Petition of Abr'm Hasbrouck and Paltz patentees 
referred (see L. P. 5:48). 465 

9 Warrants signed. Orders on petitions: by Jacob Beeckman, 
Anthony Luick et al.; by Wm Bradford and Gabr'l 
Ludlow. 467 

14 Pass for French prisoners signed. Warrant for patent to 
Ger. Beeckman signed. Report of committee on the peti- 
tion of Abr'm Hasbrouck (p. 465) confirmed. Petition of 
Chas. Congreve (see L. P. 5:53) laid on the table. Order 
concerning lands resumed by the crown from Capt. Evans. 
Expenses of transporting Father Mareuil to Albany. 467 

21 Orders on petitions: by Wm Aertsen (see N. Y. col. mss, 
53:161-62); by Lancaster Symes (see L. P. 5:62); by Wm 
Anderson (see L. P. 5:52); by Robert Read (see L. P. 
5:54). Proclamation to issue for adjourning the assembly. 
The Maidstone man-of-war ordered on a cruize. 470 

24 Report on the petition of Lancaster Symes confirmed. Or- 

ders on petitions: by Thos. Lawrence (see L. P. 5:55); 
by Obadiah Hunt (see L. P. 5:56); by Wm Glencross 
(see L. P. 5 :44, 63) ; by Wm Provoost (see L. P. 5 :s8) ; by 
John Thomas (see L. P. 5:57); by Wm Bond (see L. P. 
5:61); by Dirck Bensing (see L. P. 5:59); by Joost 
Palding (see L. P. 5:51); by Henry Swift (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 53:163); by Abr'm de Peyster (see L. P. 5:60). 470 

25 Warrants for patents: to Charles Congreve; to Augustine 

Graham (p. 459) and Alex'r Griggs; to Obadiah Hunt. 
Land granted to Wm Glencross 472 

Ap. 10 Gerardus Beeckman presides in the absence of the lieutenant 
governor, whose commission is revoked. Order of the 
queen stopping all further grants of lands until the arrival 
of the new governor Robert Hunter received and to be 
published. Proclamation to issue for continuing officers 
in their places. 473 

10 Col. Ingoldsby has locked up the seals and public papers. 
Lewis Morris not recognized as president of the New 
Jersey council. Col. Ingoldsby called before the council. 
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p. m. Complaint of Myndert Schuyler, Johs. Cuyler and others 
of Albany against Col. Matthews and his soldiers and or- 
der thereon. Indian affairs. Albany to be stockaded. No 
more certificates for land to be signed. 476 

13 Orders on petitions: by Stephen de Lancey and others (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 53:170); by mayor etc. of New York con- 
cerning scarcity of breadstuffs. Embargo of all vessels 
ordered for three months, and proclamation to issue to 
that effect. Riot in Jamaica (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:168; 
and, Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:214-15; Q 3:i33-34). 478 

17 Col. Ingoldsby before the council. Letter of the queen re- 

voking his commission. , 480 

18 List of names of Indian commissioners at Albany called for. 

Orders on petitions: by Rev. V. Antonides (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 53:169); by justices of the peace of Queens 
county (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:172; and, Doc. hist. N. Y. 
3:170-71; Q 3:107-8). Wm Anderson willing to give se- 
curity as sheriff (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:173). 481 

20 Myndert Schuyler and Johs. Cuyler of Albany before the 

council ordered to make their representations in writing. 
Order on petition by Benj. Faneuil (see N. Y. col. mss, 
53:176). Capt. Richard Davis of the Maidstone man-of- 
war to have soldiers in place of some men whom he must 
leave ashore sick. Wm Anderson. Order concerning the 
riot in Jamaica (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:216; Q 3:134). 483 

21 Kilian van Rensselaer, John Abeel, Evert Bancker, Hendr. 

Hansen and Johs. Roseboom appointed Indian commis- 
sioners at Albany. John Harmense Vischer commissioned 
ensign in Capt. Myndert Schuyler's company. Col. Peter 
Schuyler's regiment. Orders: on memorial of Myndert 
Schuyler and Johs. Cuyler (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:177-78); 
on petition by John Braddick (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:175). 485 

22 The Kinsale man-of-war, Capt. Clifton ordered on a cruize. 

Order to victual the soldiers put on board given to Capt. 
Davis (p. 4831). Order on petition by John Cruger and 
others (see A^". Y. col. mss, 53:179). Col. Heathcote and 
Roger Mompesson ordered to attend the council. 486 

27 Roger Mompesson cannot attend having been ordered to 

come to New Jersey. Palatines and provisions. Opinion 
of Attorney-general Bickley on the petition of John Cruger 
et al. Commission for Indian affairs signed. Alterations 
made in the order of April 21 on the memorial of M. 
Schuyler. The chief justice called. 488 

28 Pass granted to John Braddick (p. 485). Powder in the 

fort. Capts. Congreve and Symes and Dr Rokeby or- 



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1710 V. 10 

dered to appear before the council. Orders on petitions: 
by Benj. Faneuil and And'w Fresneau (see N. Y. col. mss, 
53:180); by Joseph Lymen. Boats going to the mills with 
wheat to give bonds. Account of public stores in Albany 
called for. Stores in New York to be examined. Orders 
on petitions: by Daniel Remsen et al (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
53:182; and, Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:172; Q 3:109); by Phil. 
Headman (see N. Y. col. mss, 53:181). 489 

29 Account of provisions in the city received. Capt. Congreve, 
Symes and Mr Rokeby ordered on duty with the city 
companies. Attorney-general Bickley delivers his opinion 
in writing (see A^. Y. col. mss, 53:186). Letter received 
from Lord Clarendon. Petition of Benj. Faneuil and 
And'w Fresneau (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:2, 8) rejected. 
Palatines. Vessels going to New Jersey may be cleared. 
Order on petition by Wm Anderson (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
53:184-85). 490 

May 5 Capt. Matthews defends himself against the charge made 
by Myndert. Schuyler (p. 476, 483). John Everet appointed 
sheriff of Queens county vice Wm Creed jr deceased. 
Petition of John Lymen for clearance of the ship Gloster 
with pork and peas rejected because of the expected ar- 
rival of 3000 palatines. Embargo continued. Orders on 
petitions: by And'w Gibson (see N. Y. col. mss, 54=4); by 
John Abeel (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:3); by Garret Uncle- 
bag (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:5). 492 
6 New Jersey asks that Lewis Morris be arrested and New 
York refuses. Military punishment. John Everet sworn 
in as sheriff of Queens county, John Coe and Anthony 
Waters being his securities. Andrew Gibson allowed to 
sail. 494 

ID Provisions for the palatines. Mr Rednap and fortifications 
in the province. Letter to New Jersey to be written con- 
cerning the embargo. Advertisements for the supply of 
pork to the palatines. Palatines. 495 

II Pork for the palatines to arrive. 49^ 

15 Orders on petitions: by Abr'ni Daiton of Brookhaven for 
a brief for charity; by Art, Matthew and David Arsen 
(see L. P. 5:64). Pork for the palatines. 497 

18 Lewis Morris denies having opened a letter as charged by 
the council of New Jersey. The Kinsale again ordered 
on a cruize. Headman vs Regnier. Mill at Jan Martyn's 
hook may be erected by Art Arsen (p. 497). Vote on 
the question whether the embargo is to be taken of. 
Bread in the hand of commissioners at Albany to be sent 
to New York and sold. 498 



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14 



15 



16 



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Order on petition by George Woolsey, Hope Carpenter 
and others (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:7). Ship Glocester to 
be cleared on giving certain bonds. 500 

Order on petition by John van Home (see L. P. 5:65). 
Fines of George Woolsey etc (p. 500) remitted (see Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 3:217; Q 3:135). 501 

Soldiers pay. John Arms (see A''. Y. col. mss, 53:183). Capt. 
Clifton of the Kinsale man-of-war peremptorily ordered 
to cruize. Order in re Headman vs Regnier (p. 498). 
Benj. Faneuil and And'w Gibbs granted permission to 
export wheat in the ship Friendly Galley. 502 

Subsistence of soldiers in ^Albany. Proceedings of Indian 
commissioners read. Orders on petitions: by Tierck 
Harmense Fisher (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:10) ; by Luis 
Gomes (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 54:9) ; by Garret Unclebag 
(p. 492). , 506 

Order on memorial by Lancaster Symes and Phil. Rokeby 
concerning pay and subsistence of the governor's com- 
pany (see N. Y. cal. mss, 54:13) and on the reply to it by 
Dr Johnstone one of Mr Thos. Cockerill's executors. 
Luis Gomes & Co. granted permission to export wheat 
consigned to Francis Lewis de Vas conselos of Madeira 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 54:11). Forts at Albany and Sche- 
nectady to be repaired. 507 

The council rebukes the president for refusing to grant a 
petition of Rev. V. Antonides (see, N. Y. col. mss, 54:14) 
and breaks up (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:173; Q 3:110). 509 

Palatines arrived in the ship Lyon to be examined by 
Doctors Law, Moone and Garran and quarantined on Nut- 
ten island where Jobs. Hebon and Peter Williamse car- 
penters are to fit up buildings (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:551- 
52; Q 3:333-34). Capt. Davis of the Maidstone man-of-war 
ordered to cruize. 510 

Gov. Robert Hunter arrived; his commission read and 
published; he and the inembers of the council present are 
sworn in. Dr Samuel Staats reinstated to the council 
hesitates accepting. Proclamation to issue continuing 
ofificers in their places. 512 

Dr Samuel Staats sworn of the council. Wm. Peartree dis- 
missed from the council. Orders of the queen in council 
confirming acts of assembly passed in 1708. Letter of the 
queen reinstating Dr Staats. Lands on the Mohawk river 
to be viewed for the palatines. [514] 

Scheme for the government of the palatines to be drawn up 
(see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:552-53; Q 3:334). Proclamation to 
issue for their protection against extortions. Abr'm de 
Peyster sworn in. 518 



CALENDAR OF COLXCIL IMIXLTKS 1668-I783 239 

1710 V. 10 

17 Officers for the palatines to be appointed (see Doc. hist. 
^- y- 3:533; Q 3:334)- Letter from the queen regarding 
a new seal. 519 

20 Gov. Hunter intends to go to Albany to meet the five 
nations. Palatine orphans to be provided for and an ad- 
vertisement to that effect to be published. Meeting of the 
assembly fixed. 521 

22 Thomas Walters reinstated, David Provost appointed to the 
council; they and Caleb Heathcote sworn in. Letter 
from the queen reinstating Thos. Walters. List of officers 
in the militia regiments called for; also list of civil officers 
in the counties. Ordinance for courts on Nutten island 
read and to be published (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:32). 
Order on petition by Nidi's Tienhoven and Jacob Mau- 
ritz (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:24-25). Palatine orphans. 522 

29 Journal of Evert Bancker and David Schujder on a treaty 
between the five nations and the Waganhaes read. Orders 
on petitions: by George Elseworth (see N. Y. col. mss, 
54:21); by Melchior Gulch (see N. Y. col. m.y.y, 54:23). 525 

July 5 Indian affairs; five nations want to come into the covenant 
chain. Ships which have brought the palatines have to 
pay tonnage dues. Lewis Gomez and Abr'm de Lucena 
granted permission to export wheat in the ship Expedi- 
tion, George Cock master. Pilots warrants of Nich's 
Tienhoven and Jacob Mauritz renewed (p. 522). 526 

13 Indians will not allow the land at Schoharie to be sur- 
veyed. Opinion of council on the powers of the presi- 
dent. George Elseworth. 528 

20 The Mohawks consent to have the Schoharie land surveyed. 
Order on petition by John Livingston. Length of service 
of May Bickley as attorney general attested. 529 

27 Orders on petitions: by Wm Stokes and others (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 54:43); by Anna Gravenraet (see N. Y. col. mss, 
54:41). Palatine children. Order on petition by Elias 
Pelletreau (see A''. Y. col. mss, 54:42). 530 

31 Order on petition by Thos. Bj-erley (see N. Y. col. mss, 
54:44). Wm Anderson suspended from office as sheriff 
of New York on petitions; Francis Harrison appointed in 
his place and sworn in, Lewis Morris and John Johnston 
his sureties. 531 

Aug. 28 Gov. Dudley of Massachusetts wants the five nations to go 
to war against the French Indians. Indian affairs (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 54:51)- 533 

31 Orders on petitions: by Moses Gilbert (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 

54:52, 60); by George Cock. 533 



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Sep. I Schoharie lands and Indian affairs. Revenue, and canceling 

bills of credit. 534 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:296). 53S 

9 Orders on petitions: by Peter Rose and Robert Sensing (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 54:61) ; by Thos. Higbee (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
54:63). Table of fees submitted. Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:297). 539 

1 1-14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:298). 540~4i 

14 Order on petition by Jannetie Cregier for land at Canesta- 

gione. 541 

18 Order on petition by Abr'm de Lucena (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
54:64). Moses Gilbert's, petition granted (p. 533). Legis- 
lative minutes (see Jour. 1:298). 541 
21-25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:298-99). 542-43 
29 Thos. Byerley swears to his accounts. Mr Davis also swears. 
Jacobus van Cortland nominated mayor and Francis Har- 
rison sheriff, of New York. Petitions by Jannetie Cregier, 
by Johannis Schuyler, by Elizabeth Sydenham to lie on 
the table. 544 
Oct. 12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:299). 545 
14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:300). Jacobus van Cortland 
sworn in as mayor, Francis Harrison as sheriff, of New 
York; Robert Livingston jr as mayor, and Johannis Cuy- 
ler as recorder, of Albany. 546 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:300). 550 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:301). Petition of Nicholas 

Bayard (see L. P. 5:70) to lie on the table. 551 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:301). Letter received from a 
Spanish governor prisoner of war at Boston, concerning 
the sale of other Spanish prisoners as slaves. Indian 
affairs. 553 

26-30 Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:301-2).^ 554~56 

Nov. 2 Order on petition by Mary widow of Capt. John Tudor (see 
A'', y. col. mss, 54:92). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:303)- 55S 

4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:303). Mrs Tudor. 559 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:303). Thos. Byerley pro- 
duces orders from England concerning certain revenues. 560 
9-15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:304-5). 561-66 

16 Expedition against Canada. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 

1:306). 567 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:306). Orders on petitions: 
by the trustees of Hempstead (see L. P. 5:71); by Abr'm 
Santford (see A^ Y. col. mss, 54:100). 569 

21-22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:307-8). 57i~73 



CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MIXITKS 1668-I783 24I 

1710 V. 10 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:308). Order on petition by 

Margaret Macgregory (see L. P. 5:72). Court of chancery. 
Liabilities of members of the council to be arrested deter- 
mined. 574 
p. m.-25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:308-9). S7S~77 
2~ Dispute between Rev. Antonides and Freeman settled (see 
Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:176; Q3:iii-i2). Gov. Hunter intends to 

go to New Jersey. 578 

1711 

Feb. 22 Roger Brett vs Van Ball in error deferred. 579 

Mar. I Order on petition by Wm Lawrence (see N. Y. col. mss, 

54:168). Brett vs van Ball. 580 

22 Wm Lawrence. Brett vs van Ball. Executors of Rom- 
bouts vs Crabtree. 580 

29 Order on petition by Myndert Scutt (see L. P. 5:84). Indian 

affairs; New York Indians want to make war on the Wa- 
ganhaes; disapproved. 587 

Ap. 12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:310). Jane Tothill vs 
Helena de Key, in error. Barnes on the demise of Pear- 
tree vs Hunt in error. 583 

18 Capt. Walter and Major Provost sworn of the council under 
a wrong Christian name; approved in England. Clause 
directed to be inserted in land patents; letter from the 
queen to that effect. 586 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:311). Accounts of Rip van 
Dam (see N. Y. col. mss, 54:190) and of ^Irs Abeel for 
work on Albany fort referred. 588 

24 Indian affairs; a French detachment at Onondaga; Col. 

Schuyler to go there. Spanish prisoners sold as slaves 
to ]\Ir Frew and Mrs Wenham petition for liberty to go 
into the queen's service. 590 

27 Plate belonging to the chapel to be delivered to Mr Sharpe 

chaplain- to the forces. Order in re Wm Lawrence (p. s8o). 592 

30 Order concerning Rev. Freeman and Antonides (see Doc. 

hist. N. Y. 3:177; Q3:ii2). 593 

May 3 Examination in re Wm Lawrence (p. 580, 592). Tothill vs 

de Key. Fullerton vs Hunt. Roberts vs. Frost. 594 

10 Table of fees called for by the lords of trade. Writs to issue 
for calling the assembly. Wm Lawrence's case to be 
decided by arbitrators. 595 

June 16 Canada expedition. Gov. Hunter is going to New London 
to meet other governors; assembly to be prorogued. Em- 
bargo laid on outgoing vessels. Indian affairs. 597 
2y Orders concerning the expedition: carpenters to be im- 
pressed for work on bateaux. Provisions not to be ex- 
ported. Long Island Indians for the expedition. Account 
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28 Gov. Hunter communicates the resolutions of the council of 
war at New London (see A^. Y. col. mss, 55:42). Annapolis 
Royal. Bakers to bake bread for the public service. No 
supply of men can be sent to Col. Vetch. Permission 
granted to the Fevershams Prize to sail under convoy or 
the Tritons Prize, Capt. Garlington (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
55:57). Express messengers. Market houses except that 
at Burgers path to be used for building bateaux. Account 
of breadstuffs in Albany called for. 599 

30 Order on petition by bateaux carpenters (see N. Y. col. mss, 
55:65). Indians on the Susquehannah called upon to join 
the five nations (see A'', F. col. mss, 55:73). John Walters 
to procure materials for building bateaux. Independent 
companies to be formed into a regiment. Reply to me- 
morial of Col. Gookin (see N. Y. col. mss, 55:71-72). List 
of things wanted for the expedition presented. Account of 
military in Albany called for. 602 

July 2 Indian affairs. French officers sent from Albany to be en- 
tertained by Mr Bradford. Legislative minutes (see lour. 
1:312). 604 

4 The ship Two Brothers allowed to ?^i\ under convoy of 
Capt. Garlington (see A''. Y. col. mss, 55:94). Money for the 
expedition. 607 

ID Provisions for the expedition. Constables' watch to be rein- 
forced. Gov. Hunter intends to go to New Jersey. De- 
fence of the coast. 608 

II Legislative minutes (s&e Jour. 1:313). ' 609 

17 Order on petition of Rene Het (see A^. Y.col.mss, 55:113). 
Military establishment. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:313). Provisions to be collected in the country. 611 

19--21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:314). 613 

33 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:315). Order on petition by 

merchants of New York (see N.' Y. col. mss, 55:180), 616 

25-Aug. I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:315-19). 618 

Aug. 2 Legislative minutes (see (Jour. 1:3.19). Order on petition by 

Charles Forestier (see N. Y. col. mss, 56:6). 632 

3^4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:319-20). 633 

8 Gov. Hunter intends to go to Albany with Lt. Gen. Nichol- 
son. Order on petition by Rev. V. Antonides (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 56:15). 635 

15 Gov. Hunter absent. Order on petition by militia officers 

of Kings county (see N. Y. col. mss, 56:47). 636 

20 Order on petition by Abr'm Schellenger (see N. Y. col. mss, 
56:50). Order to Francis Vincent gunner concerning the 
position of guns about the city. John Carter a deserter to 
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29 A French privateer off Sandy Hook; the Fevershams Prize 
man-of-war, Capt. Paston, disabled cannot go on a cruize; 
Capt. Rainer and Capt. Tynes offer to go in their ships. 
Volunteers for the expedition called for. 638 

31 Volunteers entered on board Rainer's and Tyne's ships re- 
fuse to go because Capt. Paston has ordered the jacks and 
pendants to be lowered. Capt. David Tynes to be commis- 
sioned as commander of the sloop Swan and to hoist the 
jack ancient and pendant. Deposition of Capt. Samuel 
Thornton late master of the sloop Hopewell captured by a 
French privateer. 640 

p. m. Letter from Capt. Robert Paston concerning the hoisting of 

the jack and pendant; he has taken them from the Swan. 643 
The remaining pages of this volume, 645-733, are identical with 342-457. 

Vol. II— 1711-19 

1711 
Sep. 3 Act of parliament received and published for" establishing a 

general post office in the colonies. Thos. Byerley sworn of 
the council; queen's letter directing it to be done; another 
letter from the queen concerning his salary. Memorial re- 
ceived from Mr Polhampton about abuses in mustering. 
Embargo on vessels taken oflf. Minutes sent to England. i 

13 Warrant of survey granted to John Parcell (see L. P. 5:86). 
Court of chancery. Warrants for salary to Wm Davis and 
Wm Chambers, customs officers (see N. Y. col. mss, 56:77)- 
Order on petition by Thos. Woodmansey (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 56:75). Inglebert Lott enters a caveat against grant- 
ing a charter to some Dutch churches on Long Island (see 
Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:180; 03:114). 6 

18 Opinion of council regarding a rumor about misdemeanor 

and neglect of duty by the captains of men-of-war. 7 

i8(?) News received from Gen. Hill that the naval expedition 
against Canada has failed; to be sent to Gen. Nicholson 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 56:94-95). 8 

24 Fortifications of Albany reported weak; to be laid before the 

assembly. Court of chancery (see N. Y. col. mss, 56:100). 9 

29 Land expedition against Canada about to return to Albany. 
Caleb Heathcote nominated mayor, Francis Harrison 
sheriff of New York. Report on the caveat entered by 
Inglebert Lott confirmed (see N. Y. col. mss, 56:103; and 
Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:180-81; 03:114). Report concerning a 
court of chancery confirmed. Conveyance of a pew in 
Trinity church to Col. Bayard and Heathcote called for. 10 

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4 Legislative minutes (see Jou7-. 1:321). Order on petition by 

Wm Lawrence (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 56:114-18). Officers of 
the court of chancery appointed; masters, van Dam and 
Philipse, register Wileman, examiner Harison, clerks 
Sharpas and Broughton. Proclamation to issue announc- 
ing session of court. 13 

5 Letter received from Lt. Gen. Nicholson (see A^. Y. col. mss, 

56:113) to be laid before the assembly. Legislative minutes 
(see Jour. 1:222). Account of powder in magazine called 
for. 15 

15 Mayor Heathcote, Sheriff Harrison, the recorder and jus- 
tices of the peace [aldermen] sworn in. 16 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:322). Contract for building 

forts in the Indian country read (see N. Y. col. mss, 56:124). 
Address from the magistrates etc. of Albany on the condi- 
tion of the frontiers to be sent to England with the above 
contract. Account for preparing sloops against the French 
privateer to be laid before the assembly. it> 

18 Petition of Wm Barber convicted of felony, for pardon to lie 

on the table. Officers of the court of chancery sworn in. 
Deserters to be hunted up and tried. Legislative minutes 
(see /owr. 1:322). Indian affairs. 17 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:323). Provisions remaining 
over from the expedition. Commission of jail delivery for 
Westchester county to be made out. 19 

23 Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:323). 20 

25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:323). Deed of conveyance of 

a pew in Trinity church produced and ordered to be re- 
corded. Rombouts vs Crabtree. 20 

26 French Indians have killed David Kettelyn and family. Leg- 

islative minutes (see /owr. 1:323). Order on petition by 
New York merchants (see iV. Y. col. mss, 56:140). 21 

30 Legislative minutes (see /(?»;'. 1:324). 22 

Nov. I Legislative minutes (see /o«r. 1:324). Letters received from 
Col. Dudley, Lt. Gen. Nicholson and Col. Vetch. Address 
to the queen to be prepared. Accounts of Peter Arkell re- 
ferred. 23 
2^-5. Legislative minutes (see /o/ir. 1 :325). 27 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour, i -.326). Pay of managers of the 

expedition to be fixed. Unused provisions to be sold. 30 

9 Legislative minutes (see /oi/r. 1:326). Report on manager's 

pay approved (see A''. Y. col. mss, 56:161). 31 

12 Legislative minutes (see /oj^r. 1:327). Warrants signed. 33 

15-16 Legislative minutes (see Joitr. 1:327-28). 34 

17 Legislative minutes (see /oMr. 1 :328). Order on petition bj' 

merchants of New York (see A". Y. col. mss, 56:159). 38 



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19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:329). Petition of Daniel Bon- 

det for patent of a church lately erected " in the street of 
New Rochelle " referred (see N. Y. col. mss, 57:73). 41 

20^24 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:330-31). 43 

26 Report on answer to a letter from Governors Dudley, Salton- 

stall and Cranston. 49 

29 Reply to the assembly in answer to message of November 
17th to be drawn up. Resolves of the assembly communi- 
cated concerning establishment of courts (see Jour, assem- 
bly N. Y. 1:308). Van Ball and Rombouts vs Crabtree in 
error. 51 

Dec. 6 Letter to the lords of trade approved. 

13 The letter to the lords of trade. 53 

20 A French prisoner sent from Boston to Albany to be retained 

at the latter place. Rombouts vs Crabtree. 61 

1712 
Jan. 3 Rombouts vs Crabtree in error. 62 

10 Case continued. 62 

17 Order on petition by Dr Staats (see L. P. 5:87)- The French 
prisoner to be kept at Albany notwithstanding Col. Dud- 
ley's request for his liberation. Rombouts vs Crabtree. 62 
24 Warrant of survey granted to Dr Staats (p. 62). Order on 

petition of Peter Arkell (p. 23). 63 

31 Report on the petition of Daniel Bondet (p. 41) approved 
(see A". Y. col. mss, 57:74). Rev. Mr Vesey, the clerk of the 
assembly, and the address to the queen. Patent granted to 
Daniel Bondet and his church at New Rochelle. Hunt vs 
Fullerton. 64 

Feb. 14 Orders on petitions: by Henry Swift (see N. Y. col. mss, 
57:80, 82); by John van Home and Evert Duycking (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 57:81). Van Ball vs Crabtree. 65 

21 Henry Swift's petition (p. 65) to be laid before the assembly. 

Order on petition by Thos. Byerley for books and papers 
in the hands of Peter Fauconier (see N. Y. col. mss, 57:118). 66 
Mar. 7 The attorney-general ordered to enter a nolle prosequi in re 

van Horn and Duycking (p. 65). 67 

20 Thos. Byerley and Peter Fauconier called before the council 
(see X. Y. col. mss, 57:119). Report on the estate of John 
Lawrence filed (see A^. Y. col. mss, 57:116). Roger Mompes- 
son admitted to practice in the court of chancery. Letters 
received from lords of trade. Census to be taken. 67 

27 Order on petition by Jane le Chevalier. Thos. Byerley and 

and Peter Fauconier (see A''. Y. col. mss, 57:121). 68 

Ap. 3 Forts in the Indian country. ]\Ir Bonvenier a French pris- 
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, looking for his captured wife. Warrant of survey granted 

to Lambert Jansen Borland. 69 

5 Indian affairs; Tuscaroras at war with North Carolina call on 
the five nations for assistance; peace to be made. Forces 
to be disbanded for want of money. 69 

7 Insurrection of negroes and measures ordered to be taken 

; for its suppression. 70 

17 Petitions: by Roger and Pinhorn Mompesson (see L. P. 
5:79); by Aug. Graham and Alex. Griggs (see L. P. 5:88) 
referred. Letter received from the governor of Martinico 
about Mr St Agnan. Remonstrance from the officers of 
Albany relating to the frontiers to be laid before the as- 
sembly. 71 
24 Order on petition by Henry Wileman et al. License to pur- 
chase Indian land granted George Clarke and Leonard 
Lewis (see L. P. 5:90-91). Peter Fauconier called before 
the council. ^2 

May I News received from Bermuda of a French fleet intending to 
take the island; help asked for but cannot be given as the 
men-of-war must be refitted. Order on petition by Samuel 
Rayner and David Tynes (see A''. Y. col.mss, 57:140). Bea- 
cons on Long Island to be guarded by militia. Examina- 
tion of Peter Fauconier in regard to public records and 
papers of the custom-house. Petitions: by minister, 
elders, etc. of the Dutch church at Kingston (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 57:142); by Jacob Rutsen (see L. P. 5:93); by Scbring 
Brewer (see L. P. 5:94); by James Ross (see N. Y. col. mss,, 
57:141), all referred. Wm Lawrence vs Wm Smith. 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:332). •/2 

7 Letter from the earl of Dartmouth secretary of state con- 

cerning military stores; sent to the assembly (see Jour. 

1:33). 77 

8 Patent granted to Dr Samuel Staats (see L. P. 5:87). Orders 

on petitions: by Jacob Rutsen (p. 72; see N . Y . col. mss, 
57:146). Charter granted to the Dutch church at Kings- 
ton (see N.Y. col.mss, 57:144). Petition of Henry Wile- 
man and Henry van Bael (see L. P. 5:95) referred. Report 
on the petition of Aug. Graham and Alex'r Griggs (p. 71) 
confirmed (see L. P. 5:89). Order on petition of Sebring 
Brewer (p. ^2). Peter Fauconier. Legislative minutes 
(see Jour. 1:333)- 79 

10 Indian affairs: French Indians going out against New Eng- 
land; governor of Canada intends to make war on the five 
nations. Route prescribed for Frenchmen said to be on 
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Indian commissioners to be laid before the assembly. 
Thanks to be given to the five nations for stopping war 
between Tuscaroras and North Carolina. Petition of Wm 
Bond referred (see L. P. 5:100). Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:333). 81 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:334). Petition of Harman 
Jorise (see L.P. 5:99) referred. Warrants of survey granted. 
Henry Wileman and Henry van Bael (p. 79) ; to Wm Bond 
p. 81). Proclamation to issue concerning arrears of quit- 
rents. 83 

22 Petition of Peter Macgregory (see L. P. 5:128) referred. 

Patent granted to Harman Jorise (p. 83). Patent to Lan- 
caster Symes for all vacant land on Staten Island to be in- 
vestigated. 86 

23 Indian affairs. Cacknewaga Indians send a belt to atone for 

murders and desire an open path from Albany to Canada; 
Indian commissioners to decide the matter (see A'^. Y. col. 
mss, 57:152-531). Patent granted to Roger and Pinhorne 

Mompesson (p. 71). Depositions of Jacob D and 

James Spennick in regard land in Ulster county to be en- 
tered in the council minutes [not done]. Legislative min- 
utes' (see Jour. 1:3135). 87 
29 Legislative minutes (see /o«r. 1:335). 89 
31 Legislative minutes (see /oMr. 1:335). Quitrent for Harman 
Jorise's land on Staten Island fixed. Petition of palatines 
settled at Quaseck creek [Newburgh] referred. Order on 
memorial by Dirck Jansen Hooglandt (see L. P. 5:102). 89 
June 3 Petition of John Macklain and Richard Winfield (see L. P. 

5:102) referred. 90 

5 Quitrent to be paid by Dutch church in Kingston fixed. 

Petitions: of John Rutsen and Jacob Bruyn (see L. P. 
55:105); by Hugo Frere sr and jr, Isaac Frere and Simon 
Frere (see L. P. 5:103); by Jacob Rutsen (see L. P. 5:104), 
all referred. 91 

6 Legislative minutes (see /oj<r. 1:336). 92 

7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:336). Reports on petitions of 

June 3d and 5th confirmed. 95 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:336). Petitions: of Peter 
Johnson (see L. P. 5:113); of minister etc. of episcopal 
church on Staten Island for incorporation, both referred. 
Warrants of survey granted: to Jacob Rutsen; to John 
Rutsen and Jacob Bruyn (p. 91, 95) ; to Henry Wileman 
and Henry van Baiel (p. 83) ; to Wm Bond (p. 83) ; to Hugo 
Frere et al. (p. 91); to John Macklain and Rich'd Winfield 
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13 Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:337). 98 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:338). Lawrence Claes the in- 

terpreter, Mr and Mrs Montour to go to Onondagas with 
a letter to dissuade them from believing French rumors 
and to thank them for interfering in the war between the 
Tuscaroras and North Carolina. Expenses for this ex- 
pedition provided. 100 

16 Katskill Indians reported by Justice Baltus van Cleck of 

Dutchess county as having sent a war belt to the Dutchess 
county Indians. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:338). 
Patent granted to John Rutsen and Jacob Bruyn (p. 91, 95, 
96). Warrant of survey granted to Harman Jorise (see 
L. P. S, 117). - 103 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:338). Reports on petitions 

confirmed: of Peter Johnson (p. 96); of minister of epis- 
copal church on Staten Island; of Macklain and Winfield. 104 
18-19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:339-40). 106 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:340). Minutes sent to Eng- 
land by the Harley packet. 109 
24-25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:340-41). no 
26 Indian affairs; forts in the Mohawk country. Legislative 

minutes (se Jour. 1:342). 113 

July 3 Col. Schuyler is going to meet the'five nations at Onondaga. 
De Conasora chief sachem of Qnondaga reports alarms 
among the Indians. Fort built behind the " Blew " Hills. 
Tuscaroras reported willing to settle among the Esopus 
Indians; Ensign Hornebeeck sent to inquire. Treaty with 
Esopus Indians renewed. Shawanoes. Tuscaroras may 
conditionally settle beyond the Blue Hills. 115 

17 Albany fortifications reported in good repair. Indian news. 117 
Aug. 6 Indian affairs. I17 

21 Indian affairs. 120 

28 Legislative ininutes (see Jour. 1:343). French Indians allowed 

to come to Albany. 122 

Sep. 4 Indian affairs. Petition of John Marsh for a patent (see 

N. Y. col. mss, 58:12) referred. 123 

11 Powder in the magazine damaged. Indian affairs. Governor 

of the Leeward islands calls for assistance against a French 
fleet gathering at Guadaloup; cannot be given. 124 

12 Indian affairs. 125 

15 Opinion of council concerning Spanish prisoners of war sold 

as slaves (see A^. F. col. mss, 58:24-25). 127 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:342). 128 

20 Capt. Elford has to subsist the prisoners taken by him in 

prizes. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:343). 132 



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25 Legislative minutes (set Jour. 1:344). Petitions by freehold- 
ers of Richmond county (see L. P. 5:92, 121) and by 
Hendrick Hansen (see L. P. 5:121) referred. 133 

27 Memorial by Thos. Byerley concerning quitrents read and 
referred (see L. P. 5:123). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
I •.344)- 133 

29 Caleb Heathcote mayor, and Francis Harrison sherifif of 

New York, renominated. Robert Livingston jr nomi- 
nated mayor, and Thos. Williams sheriff, of Albany. 134 

30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:344). 135 
Oct. I Opinion of council on application from Antigua for assist- 
ance against a French invasion. Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:345)- ^36 

4-7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:345-46). 138 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:346). Memorial of Benj. 

Faneuil (see A'. Y. col. mss, 58:33-34) referred. 141 

14 Mayor Heathcote ill in the country cannot come to be 

sworn in. Letter from the earl of Dartmouth read. Legis- 
lative minutes (see Jour. 1:347). Patent granted to John 
Macklain and Richard Winfield (p. 104). 142 

16 Warrant of survey granted to David Provost jr (see L. P. 

5:124). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:347). I43 

18 New York merchants to be asked to carry French prison- 
ers taken by Capt. van Burgh under flag of truce to the 
French West Indies. 144 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:347). 145 

22 Mayor and sheritt of New York and several justices of the 

peace sworn in. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:348). 146 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:348). Petition of Rich'd 

Merrell (see L. P. 51:125) referred. Warrants of survey 
granted: to David Provost jr (p. 143); to Hendrick 
Hansen (p. 133). Report on the petition of palatines 
(p. 89) confirmed. 147 

27 Royal proclamation announcing cessation of arms between 

England and France received. News to be sent to Canada. 148 
29-30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:348-49). I49 

31 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:350). Report on the peti- 

tion of Benj. Faneuil (p. 141) confirmed (see A'^. Y. col. 
mss, 58:35). 153 

Nov. 6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:351). Petition of John Dove 

and John Bellue (see A^. Y. col. mss, 58:53) referred. 154 

7-15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:351-52). 154 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:352). Petition of Peter 

MacGregory referred. I57 



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27 Report on the petition of John Dove and John Bellue 
(p. 154) confirmed (see N. Y. col. mss, 58:54). Ferriage 
rates to be settled. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:352). 157 
Dec. 4 The ovirners of the sloops Loyall Sybell, and Seafiower will- 
ing to carry French prisoners to Guadaloupe and Mar- 
tinico (see N. Y. col. mss, 58:34, 67, 76-77). Nicolas Parcell 
appointed Hellgate pilot (see N. Y. col. mss, 58:65). 158 

p. m. Warrants made out for the clearance of the Loyall Sybell, 

and Seafiower. 159 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:353). 160 

Application of Mr van Horn and owners of the sloop Ex- 
pedition for permit to transport French prisoners to 
Martinico referred. - 162 

Payment to be made to commissioners of Indian affairs un- 
der act of assembly. 162 

Petition of Bartholomew Feurt for confirmatory patent of 
land in Queen street referred. 163 

Order on petition by Wm Britton (see N. Y. col. mss, 
58:88, 94). Report on Feurt's petition (p. 163) confirmed. 
Indian affairs (see N. Y. col. mss, 58:86). Orders on peti- 
tions: by Robert Blackwell (see L. P. 5:132); by Thos. 
Clark (see L. P. 5:136). 163 

19 Warrant of survey granted to Rob't Blackwell (p. 163). 164 
26 Order concerning the survey for Rob't Blackwell; notice 
to be given to John Parcell. Noli prosequi to be entered 
for Gerrit Unclebag (see N. Y. col. mss, 58:97). Collector 
Wm. Davis sworn to his accounts. 165 

Mar. 3 Proclamation to issue dissolving the assembly. Hearing on 
caveat by Wm Britton against granting land at Newtown 
alias New Dorp, S. I. Writs for issue for election of a 
new assembly. 166 

5 Report of Nath'l Britton on petition of Wm Britton (p. 163) 
confirmed (see A^. Y. col. mss, 58:94). Petition of Archi- 
bald Kennedy and Oliver Bayly referred (see L. P. 5:157). 
Certificate for Capt. Courtin de St Aignan signed (see 
N. Y.col. mss, 58:98-99). Dutchess county annexed by 
act of assembly to Ulster county to have a member of 
assembly. 167 

12 Petition by Jacob Grissen, Nath'l Roe and others, mem- 
bers of the Flushing militia company against their captain 
Jonathan Wright thrown out as " malitious, frivolous and 
scandalous." 168 

19 Petition of Peter Wynantson of Richmond for remission of 

quitrents, granted. 169 



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26 Writs for election of the new assembly made returnable May 

i'2th following. 169 

Ap. 2 Report on the petition of Rich'd Marcell [Merrell] con- 
firmed (see L. P. 5:125); patent granted to him. Letter 
from Gov. Vaudreuil of Canada about peace received. 
Report on ferriage fees to Staten Island confirmed (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 58:110). Patent for 21 years granted to 
Dove and Bellue for the Staten Island ferry (see L. P. 
5:137). Petitioners against Capt. Wright (p. 168) to pay 
charges before their second petition is read. 170 

9 ^ Order on petition by Elias Boudinot (see L. P. 5:139). 
Letter of Indian commissioners (see A''. Y, col. mss, 58:109) 
to be laid before the assembly. 171 

30 Warrants of survey granted: to the palatines at Quasseck 
creek [Newburg] (see L. P. 5:142); to Rich'd Marcell 
(see L. P. 5:155). Petition of Leonard Lewis and John 
Cruger (see L. P. 5:140) referred. 171 

May 7 Indian affairs; Tuscaroras defeated in North Carolina; five 
nations must not help them. No provisions to be ex- 
ported. 172 
21 Petition of Cornelius van Texel and others (see L. P. 6:16) 

referred. 173 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:354). 174 

28 Indian affairs. Patent granted to Barth'w Feurt (see L. P. 

5:143). Petition by Peter Wilcock and others of Flushing 
against Capt. Jon'n Wright not cognizable before the 
council. Petition of Samuel Bayard referred (see L. P. 
5:144). 180 

June 2 Legislative minutes (see Tour. 1:355). The collector ordered 
to inspect outward bound vessels in regard to provisions 
loaded in them. 181 

4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:355). List of vessels with 
provisions on board and of vessels cleared laid before the 
council. Petition by Abr'm de Lucena and Justus Boss 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 58:1-25) rejected. No more vessels 
with provisions to be cleared. 182 

10 Action on petition by John Burroughs master of the galley 

Albany (see N. Y. col. mss, 58:128) deferred. Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:355). 183 

11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:356). Order on petition of 

New York merchants for leave to export provisions. 184 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:356). Vessels to be allowed 

to load provisions, but not to be cleared. 185 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:356). 186 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:357). Order on petition by 

Jacob Rutsen (see L. P. 5:146, 150-151). 186 



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19-20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:357). 187 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:358). Warrant of survey- 
granted to Elias Boudinot (p. 171). Report on the peti- 
tion of Samuel and Lewis Du Bois (see L. P. 5:153;) con- 
firmed. 190 

25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:358). Cadden to be cleared 
, for Rhode Island, Bryan for Boston. Report on the peti- 
tion of Kennedy and Bayly (p. 167) confirmed. Jacob 
Mauritz jr to give bonds for his good behavior. 191 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:359). 192 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:359). Five nations Indians 

spread terror in Massachusetts. Patent to be made for the 
episcopal church on Staten Island (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
58:1312, 137; and, L. P. 5:158). Petition of Johannes Vedder 
(see L. P. 5:159) referred. Order concerning vessels 
loaded. 193 

30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:360). Vessels may be 

cleared. Question concerning liberty of Spanish slaves 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 58:134-351) referred to common law. 194 
July I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:360). 195 

2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:361). Petitions: by Adam 
Vroman; by Mathias de Mott (see L. P. 5:161); by Hen- 
drick and Hans Hansen (see L. P. 5:163); by Henry 
Beeckman referred. 198 

4-6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:361-63). 199 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:363). License to purchase 

land granted to Johs. Vedder (p. 193). Patents granted: 
to Hendrick and Hans Hansen (p. 198) ; to Henry Beeck- 
man. Petition by Lancaster Symes (see L. P. 5:166) re- 
ferred. Order on petition by Henry Holland (see L. P. 
5:171)- 204 

23 Report on Lancaster Symes' petition (p. 204) confirmed. 
Order on petition of Peter Oblinus and others of Harlem 
(see L. P. 5:167). 207 

Aug. 3 Indian affairs: letters from Lieut. Chas. Huddy, command- 
ing Mohawk castle, and from Indian commissioners re- 
port five nations about to take up arms against the 
English. 207 

6 Order on petition by Josuah Wroe and Wm Hampton (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 58:147). Patent granted to Rich'd Merrett 
(see L. P. 5:174). Indian affairs: Tuscaroras not to settle 
among the five nations. Confirmatory patent granted to 
Lancaster Symes (p. 204; see N. Y. col. mss, 58:157). 208 

13 Indian affairs (see N. Y. col. mss, 58:155-56). 210 

18 Proclamation for publishing the peace between England 

and France received from England. 210 



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27 Proclamation to issue for a day of thanksgiving-. Petitions: 

by Myndert Schuyler (see L. P. 5:175); by Isaac de Pey- 
ster and others (see L. P. 5:179) referred. 211 

Sep. 18 Indian affairs. Petition of Jacob Hendrick Hasting (see 
. L. P. 5:178) referred. Court fees. Order on petition by' 
Stephen Domingo (see A^ Y. col. mss, 58:166). 211 

29 Caleb Heathcote and Francis Harrison renominated as 
mayor and sheriff, of New York; Rob't Livingston jr and 
Thos. Williams as mayor and sheriff, of Albany. Warrant 
of survey granted to Andries Coeymans (see L. P. 5:180). 
Petitions: by Rev. V. Antonides vs Freeman (see Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 3:182; Q 3:115); by Rev. J. Kocherthal for 
land, referred. 213 

Oct. I Petitions: by Francis Harrison, John Fatham, Thos. Braine, 
Jas. Graham and John Askoll; by Samuel Bayard (see 
L. P. 5:181), referred. Confirmatory patent granted to 
Lancaster Symes to correct a mistake (p. 208). 214 

8 Indian aft'airs. Warrant of survey granted to Chas. Mott, 
Corn's Cooper and Thos. Barker (see L. P. 6:1). Order 
on petition by Samuel, John, Henry and Benj. Soaper 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 58:168). 215 

14 Caleb Heathcote and Francis Harrison sworn in as mayor, 

and sheriff of New York; also some justices of the peace. 216 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:364). 217 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:365). Memorial by Thos. 

Byerley referred. 219 

22 Journal of Hendrick Hansen (see A''. Y. col. mss, 58:169; and, 

Doc. rel. col. hist. N. Y. 5:372-76), received and referred. 221 
p. m.-23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:366-67). 221 

28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:267). Letter from the queen 

concerning trial of cases in which the church is concerned. 224 

29 Letters from lords of trade received, with treaty of peace; 

about sending prisoners to England for trial; about quit- 
rents. Petitions: of Peter van Brugh (see L. P. 6:3); of 
Lawrence Clause and Fred'k Vroman (see L. P. 6:4) re- 
ferred. Treaty of peace to be printed. 227 
30-31 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:367). 228 
Nov. 19 Alterations made in the commission of the peace for Queens 
county. Petition by Myndert Schuyler, Arent van Putter 
and John Dellemont for license to purchase land referred. 
Petition by Rob't Livingston (see L. P. 6:6) to lie on the 
table (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:686; Q 3:411). Warrant of 
survey granted to Jacob Pullion. Petition of Robert Mil- 
ward for warrant of survey referred. Order on petition 
by Thos. Himt jr (see A^ Y. col. mss, 59:2-3, 5). Petition 
of Jobs. Vedder referred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 59:1). 229 



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Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:368). 

Rumor that Lord Slane has been appointed governor of 
New York and Mr George makes comments disrespect- 
ful to Gov. Hunter. Petition by Jonathan Whitehead and 
other justices of Queens county referred to the assembly 
(see L. P. 6:10). 
3 Mr George reprimanded declaring that what he said at 
Swift's was said, while he was drunk. Legislative minutes 
(see Jour. 1:368). Petitions by John Schuyler (see L. P. 
6:11) referred. 

7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:369). 

8 Petition by Francis Harrison et al. (see L. P. 6:8) referred. 

Quarantine measures. 

10 License to purchase Indian lands grartted to Adam Vroman 
(see L. P. 6:12-14). Warrants of survey granted: to Johs. 
Vedder (see L. P. 6:115); to Francis Harrison et al., the 
name of John Tatham's widow to be inserted in place of 
her dead husband's (p. 214, 235). Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:369). 

22 Petition by Peter Schuyler and others for license to pur- 
chase Indian lands in the Mohawk country referred. Re- 
ports on petitions: by Myndert Schuyler (p. 229, see L. P. 
6:19); by Corn's van Texel (see L. P. 6:16); by Isaac 
de Peyster (p. 211); by Jacob Hendrick Hasting con- 
firmed. Petition by Col. Weems about deserters referred. 
29-May 13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:369-70). 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:370). Petitions: by Myn- 
dert Schuyler (see L. P. 6:24); by Col. Rutsen and Col. 
Beekman about quitrents. Warrant of survey granted to 
Henry Holland. 

20 Petition of Peter Schuyler for land in the Mohawk country 
referred. Inquiry to be made concerning measures. 

25 Order on memorial by Thos. Byerley (p. 219). Indian af- 
fairs; Schackhook Indians; five nations and southern 
Indians intend to hold a secret me'eting (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 59:47). 

June 3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:371). Order on application 
by Mr Maxwell agent for the prize of the Sorlings man- 
of-war: Survey ordered for Myndert Schuyler (see L. P. 
6:25). 243 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:371). 243 

12 Warrant of survey granted: to Myndert Schuyler (see L. P. 
6:32). Patent granted to Johs. Vedder (see L. P. 6:28-29). 



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Petitions: by Adam Vrooman (see L. P. 6:34); by Samuel 
Babington (see L. P. 6:55) ; by Adert Timenson and 
Cornelius Cliristiansen (see L. P. 6:31); by Hendrick 
Anthony, all referred. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:372). 245 

17 Opinion of council called for in regard to giving a con- 
firmatory patent to Gilbert Marcellis (see L. P. 6:44). 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:372). Petitions: by 
Leonard Lewis; by Jannetie Cregier; by palatines at 
Quassek creek (see L. P. 6:39), referred. 247 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:373). . 248 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:373). Report on granting 

patent to Gilbert Marcellis confirmed (p. 247; see L. P. 
6:4s). 249 

24 Indian affairs. Fauconier in error vs the queen. Tothill 

vs de Key. 250 

27 Peace with Spain proclaimed. 251 

July I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:374). Nissepat in error vs 

Harris and wife. 252 

5 Indian affairs (see N. Y. col. mss, 59:66). Legislative minutes 

(see Jour. 1:374). 252 

6-7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:374-75). 2153 

ID Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:375). Patent granted to 

Francis Harrison and others (see L. P. 6:48-49). 254 

13-22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:375-77). 255 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:377). .Petitions: by several 
inhabitants of the province (see N. Y. col. mss, 59:81); by 
John Johnston et al. attorneys for Lady Lovelace, re- 
ferred. Orders: on memorial by the agents of the 
Sorlings prize; on petition by John Conrad Codwise (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 59:82). 257 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:377). Revenue accounts to 

be examined. 258 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:378). Order on memorial 
by Abr'm Wendall and other agents of the Sorlings prize 
concerning dollar bills. Salary warrants to be prepared. 
Mr Regnier aftswers to the petition of J. C. Codwise 
(p. 257). Rousby in error vs de Riemer. 259 

31 River Indians before the council renew and brighten the 

covenant chain. Salary warrants signed. 261 

Aug. 5 Petition of John Dongan (see L. P. 6:54) referred. Orders 
on petitions: by Jannetie Cregier (see L. P. 6:50-51); by 
Hendrick Anthony and others (p. 245) ; by Leonard Lewis 
(p. 247); by Elbert Timenson and others (p. 245); by 
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L. P. 6:65). Petition: of Cornelius Seabring (see L. P. 
6:61); of Dirck Benson; of Margaret Mac Gregory (see 
L. P. 6:53), referred. Messpott vs Harris and wife. 264 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:378). Five nations to be 

called to Albany to meet the governor. 265 

12 Arrears of taxes and excise to be collected. Patent granted 
to George Lockstadt and other palatines at Quasseck 
creek, with special lot for Rev. Joshua Kocherthal (see 
L. P. 6:57). 266 

19 Brief of charity granted to the widow of Francisco Pavia, 
for his services in the English expedition against Cadiz. 
Warrants of survey granted: to Corn's Seabring (p. 264); 
to Robert Milward (see L. P. 6:58-60); to Samuel Babing- 
ton (p. 24s, 264). Proclamation to issue concerning 
English measures (see A^. Y. col. mss, 59:72). 266 

26 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:378). Patents granted: to 
Adam Vrooman (p. 235, 245; see L. P. 6:64); to Abr'm 
Coeyman (see L. P. 6:66). Warrant of survey granted to 
Lewis Morris (see L. P. 6:68). Petition of Corn's van 
Brunt (see L. P. 6:63) referred. Rousby vs de Riemer. 267 
31 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:379). 268 

Sep. 2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:379). Fauconier vs the 

queen. Tothill vs Gouverneur. 270 

3-4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:379-80). 271 

4 p. m. Minutes sent to England. 271 

9 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:380). Warrants of survey 
granted: to Corn's van Brunt (p. 267); to Dirck Benson 
(p. 264; see L. P. 6:69). Rousby vs de Riemer. 273 

29 Dr John Johnston nominated mayor, Francis Harrison 
Albany sheriff of New York; Rob't Livingston jr mayor and 

Thos. Williams sheriff, of Albany. 2721 

Oct. 4 Gov. Hunter returned from Albany informs the council of 
Fbrt Anne Queen Anne's death and the accession of George, duke 

of Brunswick. 274 

5 King George to be proclaimed " in the most solemn man- 
ner " on the following Monday. 274 

7 Journals kept at Albany read. Warrants of survey granted 

to Samuel Staats (see L. P. 6:73). 274 

II King George proclaimed at the fort and the city hall. 
Ft George Governor, council and secretary take the oaths. 275 

14 Oaths administered to Mayor John Johnston, Sheriff 
Francis Harrison, the recorder, and to aldermen as jus- 
tices of the peace; also to Gerard Beeckman and Adolph 
Philipse of the council. • 275 



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1714 V. 11 

21 Patent granted to the English church at Albany (see A'^. ]'. 

col. mss, 59:101-2). Petition of John Collins (see L. P. 
6:75) referred. Patent granted to Rob't Milward (see 
L. P. 6:74). 276 

25 License to purchase Indian lands granted to John Collins. 276 
Nov. 3 Patents granted: to Meyndert Schuyler for land at Schoharie 
(see L. P. 6:78-79); to Meyndert Schuyler, Avent van 
Petten and John Dellemond (see L. P. 6:81-84). Warrant 
of survey granted to John Collins (see L. P. 6:86-87). Peti- 
tions: by Robert Walter (see L. P. 6:93); by Evert 
Bancker (see L. P. 6:71); by Dirck Wessells (see L. P. 
6:70); by Philipp Livingston (see L. P. 6:72), all referred. 
Legislative minutes (see four. 1:381). 276 

4 Petition of Sam'I Staats and Rip van Dam (see L. P. 6:96) 
referred. Patent granted to John Collins (see L. P. 6:88- 
92). . 278 

II License to purchase Indian land granted to Samuel Staats 
and Rip van Dam (p. 278). Recompensation voted to 
the commissioners of the late Canada expedition. License 
to purchase Indian land granted to Robert Walter (p. 276). 
Petition of Harman van Slike referred. 280 

18 License to purchase Indian land granted to Harman van 
Slike. Petition of Abr'm de Peyster a. o. (see L: P. 6:98) 
referred. 281 

22 Letters come from England by the sloop Hazard cast away 

on the New England coast. Ro3^al proclamation for con- 
tinuing all officers in their places published at the city 
hall. 281 

Dec. 2 Petition by Alex. Baird a. o. referred. License to purchase 
Indian lands granted to Abr'm de Peyster (p. 281). War- 
rant for the governor's salarj' drawn. 282 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:381). Warrants signed. 
Petition by Peter Schuyler (see L. P. 6:102) referred. 
Warrant of survey granted to Alex'r Baird (p. 282). 283 

16 License to purchase Indian land granted to Peter Schuyler 
(p. 283). Order concerning Indian deeds, deeds of gift 
or other conveyances from the Indians. Account of duties 
and customs to be examined. Warrants for pay of fire- 
wood signed. Fauconier vs the queen. Tothill vs Gouv- 
erneur ex dem. de Key. 284 

1715 
Jan. 13 Petition by Lewis Morris et al for 3600 acres in Ulster 
county referred. Proclamation for adjourning the assem- 
bly to issue. Tothill vs Gouverneur. Fauconier vs the 
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16 Mr Andrews missionary in the Mohawk country complains 

of the Indians' great license. Indians uneasy. Proclama- 
tion to issue for detecting persons spreading false reports 
among the Indians. 287 

Feb. 10 Patent granted to Lewis Morris (p. 286). Warrants to 

Martha Mompesson for her late husband's salary. 287 

17 Proclamation to issue for a general thanksgiving. 288 

28 Complaints received from Albany about John Wizer 

[Weiser] and other palatines settled at Schoharie as 
squatters (see N. Y. col. mss, 59:1721-75.). Proclamation 
further proroguing the assembly to issue. 288 

Mar. 14 Hendrick the Mohawk before the council wants some of the 
five nations and of the river Indians sent to England to 
congratulate King George. 289 

17 Petition of John Soaper and others (see N. Y. col. mss, 
59:178) to lie on the table. Petition of Francis Salisbury 
(see L. P. 6:104) referred. 290 

24 Jane Tothill in error vs Abr'm Gouverneur ex dem. de 

Key. 291 

29 Case continued. 291 
31 Petition of John Thompson Vas (see L. P. 6:106) referred. 

Warrant for the governor's salary to be prepared. Ac- 
count of money given for the support of government called 
for. Fauconier vs the queen. 292 

Ap. 21 Warrant of survey granted to Abr'm Staats (see L.P. 6:108). 

Fauconier vs the king. 293 

28 Warrant of survey granted to widow Elizabeth Regnier (see 
L. P. 6:107). Judgment of the supreme court in re Fau- 
conier vs the king reversed. 294 
May 3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:382). 296 
9 Proclamations received from England one continuing all 
officers till further orders, the other concerning passes for 
ships from the plantations to the Algerines. Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:383). Petition of John Peter Mebie 
(see L. P. 6:110) referred. 299 

II Letter from the lords of trade received by the Solebay re- 
lating to illegal trade with the French plantations to be 
communicated to captains of men-of-war, and custom-house 
officers. 300 

17 Warrant of survey granted to Henry Holland (see L. P. 
6:ii£). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:383). Petition of 
Evert van Ness (see L. P. 6:111) referred. 300 

18-30 Legislative minutes {see Jour. 1:383-84). 301 

31 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:385). Warrant of survey 
granted to John Peter Mebie (p. 299). Patent granted to 



CALENDAR OF COUN'CIL MIXLTES 1668-1783 259 

1715 V. 11 

John MacLane (see L. P. 6:114-15). George Clarke sworn 
in as secretary of the province. 304 

June 2 Legislative minutes (see /o»r. 1:385). Bill of costs of Mr 

Bickley in re Fauconier referred. 305 

9 Legislative minutes (see /oj<r. 1:385). 306 

14-15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:386). 307 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:387). Affidavits of Thos. 
Gleone and John Foster received that Capt. Jonathan 
Wright had been elected " common whipper." John Con- 
rad Wiser to be arrested (see N. Y. col. niss, 60:3). Order 
of the king regarding a grant of land to Gregory Gaugeon 
(see L. P. 6:105) referred. Petition by Hugo Frere et al. 
(see L. P. 6:118) referred. 309 

20 Legislative minutes (see /o»;'. 1 :387). 312 

22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:388). Warrant of survey 

granted to Harman van Slipk [Slyke]. 313 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:388). Warrant of survey 

granted to Archibald Kennedy (see L. P. 6:121). Petition 
of John Crook and others (see L. P. 6:122) referred. Peter 
Hoof, Eliakim Hedger and John Foster reprimanded for 
insult to Capt. Jon'n Wright (p. 309). 314 

30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:388). Map of Rosendale 
lands called for. Patent granted to Hugo Frere (see L. P. 
6:119-20). Petition of Maudlin Rosencrans and Mariane 
van Aken (see L. P. 6:125) referred. Petition of Servas 
Feeraboom (see L. P. 6:123-24) granted. 315 

Jul}^ 1-5 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:389-90). 316 

7 Legislative minutes (see /oi<r. 1:391). Stephen Gasherie called 

before the council on the petition of Hendrick Anthony. 320 
13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:392-93). 323 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:393). Warrants for salary 
signed. Account of Geo. Clarke for expenses and petition 

19 Legislative minutes (see Joitr. 1:394). Warrant of survey 

granted to Evert van Ness (see L. P. 6:126). Warrant to 
Geo. Clarke for incidental expenses (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 
60:5). Account of Mr Byerley's incidental expenses to be 
examined. John Conrad Wiser has gone to Boston; the 
governor there requested to arrest him. Laws against riots 
to be executed in Albany. 328 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:394). Warrants: to Mr Byer- 

ley for incidental expenses; to Martha Mompesson for her 
late husband's salary. 330 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:395). 33^ 
23 Letter of instruction to Mr Champante provincial agent in 

London read (see .V. Y. col. mss, 60:28). 334 



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28 Report on the moneys appropriated for support of the gov- 

ernment received. Warrants for incidental expenses signed. 334 
Aug. I Ordinance for estabHshing a court of assizes or nisi prius 

(see A^. y. col. mss, 60:32-33) referred. 335 

4 Gov. Robert Hunter reappointed as captain general, and 

governor in chief takes. the oaths. 335 

II Indian affairs. Legislative minutes (see lorn- . 1:396). Patent 
granted to Archibald Kennedy (see L. P. 6:127). Order 
on petition by Joost Linsing and others (see N. Y. col. mss, 
60:351). Duplicate letter to Mr Champante signed (p. 334). 
Warraint to Wm Bradford for expenses in printing paper 
money. Inquiry ordered concerning a servant boy who 
lived with Dobbs the sexton of Trinity church in 1713-14. 
Proclamation to issue for a day of thanksgiving. 335 

Sep. 6 Indian afifairs; far nations want to come into the protection 
of N'ew York; Carolina Indians inclined to peace. Ac- 
count for signing paper money referred. 337 

15 Indians of New York want arms to go to war against the 
Carolina Indians. Warrants for salaries of civil officers 
signed. Order on petition by Jacobus van Cortlandt and 
others. 338 

29 John Johnstone and Francis Harrison renominated as mayor 

and sheriff of New York. 340 

Oct. 3 Order of the king in council approving acts of assembly com- 
municated to the council and at the city hall. 341 

13 Order on memorial from Charles le Roux for pay for engrav- 

ing bills of credit. Warrant to John Cruger et al. for sign- 
ing bills of credit. Proclamation adjourning the assemblj^ 
to issue. 343 

14 Mayor John Johnston and Sheriff Francis Harrison sworn 

in. 344 

20 Ordinance concerning sessions of the supreme court to be 
printed. Duty on Madeira wine imported in the ship Royal 
Ann. 344. 

27 Warrants signed: to the governor for firewood and repairs 
in the fort; to John Cuyler and Hendrick Hansen for same 
in Albany, Schenectady and Fort Hunter. Warrant of sur- 
vey granted to Lancaster Symes and John Cholwell (see 
L. P. 6:133). Time for purchasing Indian lands under 
licenses granted extended to Capt. Walters & Co. ; and to 
Col. van Rensselaer & Co. Governor is going to New Jer- 
sey. 345 
1716 

Mar. I Indian affairs; Indian war in South Carolina; Onagongue 
Indians intend to fall on New England; news of it sent 
to Massachusetts etc.; fort in the Onagongue country. 



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1716 V. 11 

Memorial of Col. Lodcwick a1)out Col. Schuyler and Lewis 
Morris' appointment to the chief justiceship read. Prisoners 
taken in South Carolina to be returned. Orders on peti- 
tions: by Abr'm de Lucena (see A^. Y. col. inss, 60:96); by 
Zacharias Hofman; by John Christian Garlach and others 
(see L. P. 6:138), referred. Account of stationery furnished 
by Wm Bradford referred. Warrants: for salaries of civil 
officers signed; to Charles le Reaux for engraving plates 
of bills of credit. 346 

6 Warrants for salaries of civil officers signed. Account of 
Mr Lurting and others for signing bills of credit referred 
(see N. V. col. viss, 60:97). Instructions for the governor 
received. Ordinance to be prepared for establishing courts 
in Dutchess county. Jacob JNIorris and Wm Kerten to be 
pilots. 349 

9 Warrant to Col. Lurting and others for signing bills of 
credit. Ordinance concerning Dutchess county courts 
(see N'. Y. col. inss, 60:99) to issue. Petitions: by Elias 
Boudinot & Co. (see L. P. 6:139); by Phil. Schuyler and 
heirs of Dr Staats, referred. Governor goes to New 
Jersey. Report on the petition of Abr'm de Lucena (p. 346) 
confirmed. 351 

May 30 King George's letter appointing George Clarke of the coun- 
cil; Geo. Clarke sworn in vice Mompesson deceased. Thos. 
Byerley sworn in as collector. King's letter appointing 
Lewis Morris chief justice. Gov. Hunter appointed vice- 
admiral. Lieut. John Scott treats with the Mohawks about 
land without license and is reprimanded. Warrant of sur- 
vey granted to Zacharias Hofman. 352 
June 5 Proclamation to issue for thanksgiving on account of the vic- 
tories over the rebels in England. Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:397). 354 

6 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:398). 356 

14 Order on petition by Richard Lawrence (see L. P. 6:140). 

Account of incidental expenses by Thos. Byerley referred. 357 
28 Warrants for salaries of civil officers signed. Legislative 
minutes (see four. 1:398). Order on account of work on 
Indian guns. Petitions: by Robert Walter & Co. (see L. P. 
6:144); by Noah Parton & Co. (see L. P. 6:147); by Samuel 
Odell (see L. P. 6:146); by John Shotwell; by James Jen- 
kins (see N. Y. col. mss, 60:112), referred. Petition by Rich- 
ard Lawrence (p. 357) dismissed. 357 
27-29 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:398-99). 360 
30 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:400). Report on accounts 
of Thos. Byerley confirmed. License to purchase land 
granted to Phil. Schuyler (p. 351). 364 



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Aug. 18 Letter from the king appointing Dr John Johnston to the 
council; he is sworn in vice Samuel Staats deceased. In- 
dian presents received from the king. 367 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:401). Indian affairs (see 

^V. Y. col. mss, 60:121). 368 

22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:401). License to purchase 

land granted to Robert Waher (p. 357). Patent granted 
to John Shotwell. ^Minutes sent to England. 370 

24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:402). Patents granted: to 
Zacharias Hofman (p. 352) ; to Samuel and Eliza Babing- 
ton (see L. P. 6:148). Petitions: by Henry Beekman (see 
L. P. 6:166); by John Harmanse Fisher; by Daniel van 
Olinda (s'ee L. P. 6:162), referred. 3/1 

28 Legislative minutes (see /o«r. 1 :402). 373 

30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:403). License to purchase In- 

dian lands granted to John Harmanse Fisher (p. 37'^)- 374 

31 Legislative minutes (see /ot«r. 1:403). Indian affairs. 375 
31 Legislative minutes (see /oH)'. 1 :404). 376 

Sep. I Legislative minutes (see /o«r. 1 :404). Patent granted to Har- 

man van Slyke (see L. P. 6:153). 3/8 

3 Examination of Robert Lurting in regard to a sloop fitted 
out by him and supposed to be intended against the 
Spaniards in Florida. 3^0 

13 Warrants for salaries signed. Indian affairs. 383 

27 Account of incidental expenses by clerk and doorkeeper of 
the assembly referred. Warrant of survey granted to Thos. 
and Walter Dongan (see L. P. 6:154-55). 385 

29 Dr John Johnston, Francis Harrison, Robert Livingston jr 

renominated as mayor and sheriff, of New York; and mayor 
of Albany, Samuel Babington nominated as sheriff of Al- 
bany. 385 

Oct. 4 Indian affairs (see N. Y. col. mss, 60:130-31). Order on peti- 
tion by the justices of Suffolk county (see N. Y. col. mss, 
60:136). 386 

15 John Johnston and Francis Harrison sworn in as mayor and 

sheriff, of New York. 387 

Nov. I Warrant of survey granted to John Harmanse Fisher (p. 374)- 
Petition of Henry Beekman son and heir of Henry Beek- 
man referred. Order on petition by Richard Wilson (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 60:137). Warrants: to John Cuyler and 
Hendrick for firewood to frontier garrison; to Indian 
commissioners for expenses. Tothill in error vs de Key. 387 
8 Orders received from England for examination into a rob- 
bery on the marquis de Navarres (see N. Y. col. mss, 60:143- 
44). 389 



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9 Report on the above examination read and approved. War- 
rants signed. 390 

15 Order on letter from Capt. Wm Owen of the Solebay man- 

of-war. Capt. Jef^ers to take Wm Glover to London. 
Hearing on caveat by Col. Rutsen against patent to Capt. 
Hosman deferred. 391 

1717 
Jan, 31 Warrants for salaries signed. Quarantine measures. 391 

Feb. 7 INIurders and rape committed at Albany. Indian affairs. 392 

14 Patent granted to Johannes Harmanse Fisher (see L. P. 

6:157). 393 

28 Arrears of taxes called in. Patent granted to Alex'r Baird, 

Abr'm van Vlerg and Harman Johnston (see L. P. 6:158). 394 
Mar. 14 Warrants for salaries signed. 395 

21 Committee appointed to examine the accounts of John 

Graham the weighmaster. 395 

Ap. 4 Indian affairs (see N. Y. col. mss. 60:157). Petitions by Con- 
rad Borghart (see L. P. 6:159); by Caspar van Housen; by 
Wm Bradford (see A''. Y. col. viss, 60:158), referred. 396 

II Warrants of survey granted: to C. Bqrghardt and Elias van 
Schaaks; to Caspar van Housen. Warrant to W^m Brad- 
ford for stationery. Caveat entered by Col. Rutsen dis- • 
missed (p. 391). 396 

25 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:405). Memorial by justices 
of Kings county referred. Orders: on memorial of Robert 
Jenney master of the grammar school; on petition by 
widow Jannetie Cregier. 397 

29-]\Iay I Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:405). 398 

2 Order on petition by Jacob Mauritz and Wm Hurtin [Kur- . 
tin] pilots (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 60:160, 162). Memorial of 
Thos. Byerley (see A''. Y. col. mss, 60:161) referred. Stephen 
Gasherie and trustees of Marbletown to come before the 
council on the petition of Hendrick Anthony. 399 

7 Order on memorial of Thos. Byerley (p. 399). Warrant of 
survey granted to Daniel van Olinda (p. 371; see L. P. 
6:165). 401 

9 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:406). Petition of Jacob Rut- 
sen and justices of Ulster county (see N. Y. col. mss, 60:163) 
referred. 401 

11-14 Legislative minutes (see four. 1 :4o6-7). 403 

16 Legislative minutes (see /o»;'. i :407). Proclamation about 

pilotage signed. Order on petition of Thos. Porter and 
John Fred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 60:164). 405 

21 Legislative minutes (see /ot/r. i :4o8). Account for repairing 

forts at Albany and on the frontiers referred. 406 



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Legislative minutes (see /ot/r. i :4o8). Order on petition of 
Lewis Gomez concerning duty on wine. Indian presents. 407 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:409). 410 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:409). Indian presents sent to 
Albany. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:410). 

Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:410). Order on petition by 
John Dunk (see A^. Y. col. mss, 60:166). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:411). 

Gov. Hunter returned from Albany reports on his confer- 
ences with the Indians. Mr Bridger appointed surveyor of 
the woods in the colonies. Capt. Wm Owen, of the Sole- 
bay man-of-war reports from Jamaica that he is to sail 
with 20 merchant men under his convoy for England. 

Richard Caverley master, and Jeremy Huggins boatswain 
of a pirate sloop examined. Warrant to the governor for 
salary. 

Warrants for salaries signed. Question debated and sub- 
mitted to the chief justice and lawyers, whether Wm Dobs 
and Samuel Vincent connected with pirates can be bailed. 
Report on the petition of Lewis Gomez confirmed (p. 407). 
Order on memorial by David Provost (see N. Y. col. mss, 
60:167). Petition by Benj. Faneuil referred. Hearing of 
Hendrick Anthony and brother vs Stephen Gasherie and 
Depuy. 

Report on petition of Benj. Faneuil confirmed. Francis Har- 
rison sworn in as surveyor and searcher of all rates, duties 
and impositions. Opinion of the chief justice, attorney- 
general, and lawyers H. Wileman, H. Vernon and Rob't 
Livingston in re Dobs and Vincent (p. 418). Petition by 
Patrick McKnight (see A''. Y. col. mss, 60:171) referred. 

Money and valuables taken from Jeremy Huggins boatswain, 
and Richard Caverley master, of the pirate sloop Mary 
Ann delivered to the governor. 

Francis Harrison resigns his office as sheriff of New York, 
and Thos. Farmer is appointed in his place and sworn in. 
Richard Caverley the pirate names Capt. Lessley, Capt. 
Hornigold, also Capt. Laboos, of the sloop Postillion as 
fellow pirates and the River Plate, Banisters Key, the Ba- 
hama islands, Exnine, Providence, Richmond island and 
Damaries cove as piratical rendezvous. Minutes sent to 
England. 

Report on petition of Patrick A'IcKnight (p. 421) confirmed. 
Warrant of survey granted to Rip van Dam, Phil. Schuy- 



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ler and heirs of Samuel Staats. Patent granted to Henry 
Beekman. Warrant to Thos. Byerley for moneys ad- 
vanced. 425 
Sep. 4 Council advises Gov. Hunter not to attend the meeting of 
governors at Philadelphia proposed by Col. Spotsvvood of 
Virginia because it might increase the Indian uneasiness. , 426 
5 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:411). Gov. Hunter writes to 

Gov. Spotswood etc. as advised. 427 

16 Indian affairs. Warrants for salaries signed. Legislative 

minutes (see Jour. 1:413). Order on petition of Jannetie 
Cregier (p. 397). Time for report on petition of Hen- 
drick Anthony extended (p. 418). 428 

26 Indian affairs. Legislative minutes (see /o?/r. 1:412). Report 
on the weighmaster's accounts to lie on the table (see 
N. Y. col. niss, 60:175). James Dixon appointed by royal 
order collector and receiver general of the revenues; also 
collector of the customs, and sworn in vice Thos. Byerley 
removed. Petitions: by Johs. Hardenbergh (see L. P. 
6:167); by Jacobus Bruyn (see L. P. 6:168), referred. 430 

28 Letter received from secretary of state Addison relating to 

the rebellion at Martinico. 432 

30 Mayors and sheriffs of New York, and of Albany renomin- 
ated. No, vessels to be cleared for Martinico. 432 
Oct. 10 Col. Peter Schuyler sworn in as councillor and justice of the 
peace. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:413.). Warrants 
of survey granted to Johs. Hardenbergh and to Jacobus 
Bruyn (p. 430). Ordinance for altering time of sessions 
of the supreme court to be prepared. 432 

12 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:413). 433 

14 Commissions delivered and oath administered to Mayor John 
Johnston and Sheriff Thos. Farmer. Aldermen sworn in 
as justices of the peace. 434 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:413). Report on the ac- 

count of Hendrick Hansen and Johs. Cuyler for repairs to 

the fort at Albany confirmed. 435 

21 Proclamation issued forbidding protection to be given to 

rebels of Martinico. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:414). 436 
24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:415). License to purchase 

Indian land granted to Rob't Walter (see L. P. 6:144, 172). 

Warrant of survey granted to the trustees of Kingston (see 

L. P. 6:170). 438 

26 Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:415). Warrant of survey 

granted to Col. Schuyler at Kinderhook. 439 

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31 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:416). Capt. Pearce of the 

Phoenix man-of-war reports that he and the Lyne on the ■ 
A^irginia station, and the Squirrell on the New England 
station have orders to reduce pirates. 441 

Nov. 1-3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:416-17). 442 

7 Opinions as to mode of procedure in trial of pirates. Legis- 
lative minutes (see Jour. 1:417). License to purchase In- 
dian land granted to Johs. Hallenbeck (see L. P. 6:176). 444 
8-9 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:418). 446 

14 Opinion of council that the pirates cannot be tried under the 

commission of King William. 448 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:419). Warrant of survey 
granted to Omy La Grange sr and Johannes Symmonsen 
(see L. P. 6:180). ' 449 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:419). Opinion of councilor 
and order relating to letter from Justice Robert Hudson 
of Suffolk county about seditious sentiments. 451 

30-Dec. 23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1^:420-22). 452 

Dec. 31 Letter received from lords of trade about illegal trade with 
French plantations; proclamation to issue forbidding it. 
Letters from Secretary Addison and from the lords of trade 
relating disorders in New Jersey. 461 

1718 
Jan. 9 Order on letter from Capt. Vincent Pearce of the Phoenix 

man-of-war relating to ship supplies. 463 

14 Theod. Howell dismissed from his office of justice of the 
peace in Suffolk county. Richard Floyd accused of " ill 
practices " in the same county. 464 

27 Royal proclamation granting pardon to pirates who surren- 
der within a given time received by Capt. Pearce; the cap- 
tain offers and is ordered to sail to the Bahamas and dis- 
tribute the proclamations. 465 
Feb. 10 Letter received from Gov. Saltonstall of Connecticut about 

the boundary line. 466 

20 Quarantine measures. Petition of Benj. Peck to lie on the 
table (see A^. Y. col. inss, 60:152). Petition of Rich'd Alsop 
and Alex. Baird for monopoly of oyster fishing in Mes- 
path creek referred (see L. P. 6:183). 466 

Mar. 13 Warrants for salaries signed. Order on petition by Lewis 
Gomez relating to duty on goods shipped from London in 
the Neptune, Thos. Gallop master. 468 

25 Petition by New York merchants (see A^. 1'. col. diss, 61:7-8) 
referred. Account of commissioners for signing bills of 
credit referred. Palatines at Huntersfield mutinous. 



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Pirates surrender. Patent granted to Jolm Schuyler for 
woodland at Canastagione. 4^9 

27 Warrant to Rob't Walter and other commissioners for ex- 
penses in signing bills of credit. Petition of New York 
merchants (p. 469) granted. Gov. Hunter is going to New 
Jersey and the assembly is adjourned. Minutes sent home. 471 
Ap. ig Complaint made by inhabitants of Rye about Connecticut 
ofificials sent to the governor of Connecticut with remon- 
strations. 47.i 

May 9 Weighmaster John Graham ordered to pay all public money 

in his hands to the treasurer. 474 

27 Capt. Pearce returned from Providence reports that he has 
seized and brought with him the ship John and Elizabeth, 
John Sipkins master on suspicion of piracy. 474 

p. m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:4:23). 475 

June II Indian affairs; Flatheads reported as marching against the 
five nations. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:424). Gov. 
Hunter goes to New Jersey. 477 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:424). Certificate concerning 
rate of exchange signed for Capt. George Gordon, of the 
Pearle man-of-war. Warrants for salaries signed. 478 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:424). Order on petition by 

Hendrick Anthony and brothers vs Stephen Gasherie. 481 

23-25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:425-26). 484 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:426). Warrant of survey 
granted to Jobs. Hallenbeck (p. 444). Patents granted to 
Jobs. Hardenbergh and to Jacobus Bruyn (p. 430, 432; see 
L. P. 6:186-87). 489 

30'-July I Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 1:427-28). 491 

July 2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:429). Geo. Clarke ap- 
pointed deputy auditor general by Mr Walpole. 500 
3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:430). 504 
10 Letter from Gov. Saltonstall and petition of Sam'l Mills et al. 
relating to disturbances along the boundary line received, 
and order thereon. Petition by Rev. Christ. Bridge rector 
of Rye for letters patent referred. 5^7 
19 Patent granted to Rev. Christ. Bridge. Warrant of survey 

granted to Anne Mullinder (see L. P. 7:1-2). 509 

Aug. 23 Indian affairs; governor to meet the five nations and quiet 
their uneasiness. Arrears of quitrents called in. Certifi- 
cate of good behavior to be given to Joshua Kocherthal 
and John Fred'k Hager ministers of the palatines. Order 
of the king in council approving an act of assembly. 
Patent granted to Joshua Kocherthal and palatines at 
Quasseck creek (see L. P. 6:188). 509 



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Sep. 9 Gov. Hunter reports on his meeting with the five nations 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 61:54). Thos. Byerley reinstated in his 
offices of collector and receiver general. 512 

19 Warrants. for salaries signed. 513 

24 Legislative mintttes (see four. 1:431). ' 514 
29 Mayors and sheriffs of New York, and of Albany renomin- 
ated. 516 

Oct. 7 Legislative minutes (see. Jour. 1:432). 518 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:432). Petitions: by John 

Haskall (see L. P. 7:4); by Cadwallader Coldin, James 
Kennedy and James Alexander (see L. P. i :6) ; by Andrew 
Johnston, Patrick McKnight, John Lawrence and Phineas 
Mcintosh (see L. P. 7:10); by Patrick McGregor (see L. P. 
7-3)', by Christian Henke on behalf of the palatines at 
Quasseck creek, all referred. 518 

9 Piracy committed on the Delaware river. Legislative min- 

utes (see Jour. 1:4312). Warrants of survey granted to John 
Haskall and to Cadw. Golden et al. (p. 518). Petition of 
Rebecca and Hunter Scott (see L. P. 7:8) referred. 520 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:433). 522 

10 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:436). Warrant of survey 
granted to Alexander Johnstown et al (p. 518). Petition 
of Rebecca and Hunter Scott (p. 520) rejected. Surveyor 
General Augustine Graham ordered to survey the land for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans and since vacated and 
resumed. 537 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:437). Mayor, recorder, 

aldermen, sheriff and clerk of New York sworn in. 539 

15 Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:437). 540 

16 Legislative minutes (see /oMr. 1:438). Wm Bradford to de- 

liver all blank bills of credit printed by him, to the com- 
missioners for destruction. ' 541 
p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:438). 543 

20 Letter received from the lords of trade complaining of bad 

tar and pitch imported from the colonies. Petition of 
James Dixon (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 61:65) referred. 546 

23 Warrant to James Dixon for arrears of salary. 547 

25 Letter from lords of trade concerning a petition against an 

act of assembly and papers referred to a committee. War- 
rant to James Dixon signed 

27 Letter received from lords of trade concerning pardon to 

pirates who surrender. Proclamation issued to that effect 
and published at the city hall. Rich'd Caverly and Jeremy 
Huggins to be pardoned. 549 

28 John Lewis a pirate to be pardoned on the application of his 

wife Anne Lewis. Adolph Philippse, Caleb Heathcote, 
George Clarke, Isaac Hicks and William Willett to be 
commissioners for running Connecticut boundary line. 550 



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1718 V. 11 

Nov. I Affidavit of Gabriel Ludlow clerk of the assembly against 
Wm Bradford for neglect of printing assembly votes. Ex- 
amination of Dennis Downing one of the signers of an ad- 
dress to the king against an act of assembly. Answer to 
the address and the letter from lords of trade (p. 547). 
Minutes sent home. 551 

Connecticut boundary. Dr Colding weighmastcr to call in 
arrears of weigh accounts. License to purchase land 
granted to Capt. Walter et al. (see L. P. 7:12). 569 

Gov. Hunter goes to New Jersey. Warrants for salaries 
signed. 570 

Warrants for salaries signed. 572 

9 Patents granted: to John Haskoll (see L. P. 7:33-34); to 
Ann Mullender (see L. P. 7:13-14); to Archibald Ken- 
nedy (see L. P. 7:41-42); to Cadwallader Golden (see L. P. 
T-Z^); to James Alexander (see L. P. 7:39-40); to Andrew 
Johnston (see L. P. 7:21); to Phineas Mcintosh (see 
L. P. 7:30-31); to John Lawrence (see L. P. 7:27-29); to 
Patrick McKnight (see L. P. 24-26). Petitions: by 
Patrick McGregory (see L. P. y:2>, 46); by David Gala- 
tian; by Peter Schuyler (see L. P. 7:22), referred. 575 

16 New Jersey boundary line. Warrants: to Benj. Burt for 
salary of Andrew Bagg deceased, late land and tidewaiter; 
to Thos. Fell land and tidewaiter for salary. Order on 
petition by Thos. Allison et al. (see N. Y. col. niss, 61:80). 580 

23 New Jersey boundary line. Warrant of survey granted to 

Kilian van Rensselaer (see L. P. 7:44-45). 581 

28 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:439). 5S2 

29 Petition by Messire Christopher de Rossel (see A''. Y. col. 

mss, 61:82) read. 585 

30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:440). List of persons in 

arrears for quitrents to be made and the attorney general 
to prosecute them. Proclamation to issue calling for 
speedy payment of quitrents (see L. P. 7:15). 586 

May 3 Rob't Walter an,d Isaac Hicks appointed commissioners, 
and Allen Gerard surveyor to ascertain the New Jersej'- 
boundary line; warrant to them for expenses. Warrants 
of survey granted to David Galatian and to Patrick 
McGregory (p. 575). 589 

5 Declaration of war against Spain received from the gov- 
ernor of Maryland. Warrants signed. 591 
14 Ordinance for altering sessions of the courts of common 

pleas in Kings county signed and ordered to be printed. 592 
21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:441). 592 



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28 Declaration of war against Spain received from England 
and published. Proclamation in regard to pirates pub- 
lished. Court of admiralty in New York empowered to 
the trial of prizes. Commission received for granting 
pardon to and trying pirates. 595 

June 2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:441). 598 

4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:442). Petition by Wm 
Baker (see A''. Y. col. mss, 61:90) referred. Patent granted 
to David Galatian (see L. P. 7:50-51). Warrant of survey 
granted to Henry Beeckman (see L. P. 48-49). Com- 
plaints of Jamaica people against justices of Queens county 
(see A^ F. col. mss, 61:92-93, 96) referred. 601 

9 Conference with Nappaner and River Indians. 607 

10 Conference continued. Memorial of John Logan secretary 

of Pennsylvania concerning a war .between the five nations 
and southern Indians sent to Indian commissioners. Thos. 
Hask, John Miserol et al petition for recommitment of 
a bill concerning a conveyance of Mary Davenport; 
granted. 610 

11 Petition by Gabriel Dubois Jourdain referred. Legislative 

minutes (see Jour. 1:442). Patent granted to Henry Beek- 
man and Gilbert Livingston (p. 601). Petition of Jonathan 
■ Whitehead et al. (see A^. Y. col. mss, 61:142) referred. 614 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:443). Report on the peti- 
tion of Gabriel Dubois Jourdain confirmed (p. 614). Pa- 
tent granted to Wm Baker (see L. P. 7:91). Warrants 
for salaries read. 616 

16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:444). 622 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:444). Warrant to Allan 

Gerard for expenses in surveying New Jersey boundary 
line. Petition by Gabriel Dubois Jourdain (see A''. Y. col. 
DISS, 61:145) referred. 623 

18 Report on the petition of G. D. Jourdain confirmed. Legis- 

lative minutes (see Jour. 1:445). 628 

19 Connecticut boundary line. Commissioners expense ac- 

count referred. 633 

20 . Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:446). New Jersey boundary 

line (see A''. Y. col. viss, 6:149). 634 

24 Indian afifairs (see A''. Y. col. mss, 61:147-48). 638 

25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:448). Patent granted to 

Johannes Hallenbeck (see L. P. 7:58-59). 645 

July 2 Indian affairs (see A''. Y. col. mss, 61:147-48). Warrant to 
Thos. Brazier doorkeeper of the assemblj- (see A'^. Y. col. 
mss, 61:154). 649 



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1719 V. 11 

8 Warrants signed for Thos. Brazier and for Widow Katharine 

Post. Order on petition of Capt. de Rossel (see A''. Y. 
col. iiiss. 61:158). Petition of Arcliibald Kennedy for a 
lot in New York city referred. 650 

9 Indians aflfairs (see A''. Y. col. mss, 61:157). 651 
13 Gov. Hunter turns the government over to Col. Schuyler, 

as president of the council. Petition of Wm Bradford (see 

L. P. 7:63) referred. Minutes sent home. 653 

Vol. 12, 1719-20 

1719 

July 21 Peter Schuyler presides and is sworn in after reading of 

Gov. Hunter's commission and instructions. i 

2S Order on petition of Thomas Grents on behalf of Andre 

Saens de Pietry (see A^. Y. col. mss, 61:165). 2 

24 Order on petition by Henry Dewildey master of the brigan- 
tine Elizabeth and Catherine (see A''. Y. col. mss, 61:161). 
Petition of Jacob Rutsen and Adrian Gerretsen (see A'. Y. 
col. mss. 61:167), and memorial of Col. John Riggs and 
Capt. Henry Holland commanders of the independent 
companies at Albany about bedding etc, referred. 3 

30 Col. John Riggs authorized to repair the barracks at Albany. 5 
Aug. 6 Orders on petition: by John Johnston, Gabriel Ludlow and 
Wm Bradford (see L. P. 7:65-66); by Kilian van Rens- 
selaer (see L. P. 7:64). Commission of oyer and terminer 
to issue for the trial of Jordan, who the sheriff of New 
York fears will escape from jail. Order on petition by 
Garret Vielly (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 61:172). Order on Air 
Noxon's report that the sheriff of Orange county has 
removed. 6 

20 Report on petition of John Johnston, Gabriel Ludlow and 
Wm Bradford (p. 6) confirmed. Petition of Wm Brad- 
ford and Gabriel Ludlow (see L. P. 7:67) referred. Jus- 
1 tice Cornelius Haring of Orange county reports that 

Sheriff Timothy Halstead has been absent for two months; 
another sheriff to be appointed. Petitions: by Mary 
Ingoldsby (see L. P. 7:69); by Stephen de Lancey et al. 
(sec L. P. 7:68) referred. 10 

27 Order on petition by Christ, de Rossel commander of the 

ship Victory (see A'. Y. col. mss, 61:174). Account of 
debts to the weighhouse and porters presented by Dep. 
weighmaster Heath, to lie on the table. 15 

28 Jonathan Jordan and a negro belonging to Harmanus 

Burger both sentenced to death, reprieved for a week. 17 
Sep. 3 Account of the military storekeeper referred. Petition by 
Thos. Byerley (see L. P. 7:74) referred. Patent granted 



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1719 V. 12 

to Jacob Rutsen and Adrian Gerretsen (p. 3). Orders on 
petitions: by Melchoir Gellis (see L. P. 7:78); by Servas 
Fleraboom (see L. P. 7:70). 18 

ID Orders on petitions: by merchants of New York (see N. Y. 
col. inss, 61:177); by Jacques Christoph Duplessis (see 
A^. y. col. mss, 61:180). Warrant of survey granted to 
John Cluit of Canestagione. Order on petition by Francis 
Furlong (see N. Y. col. mss, 61:179). 21 

II Order on petition of Jacques Christoph Duplessis (p. 21;. 25 

15 Order on petition of Gabriel Dubois Jourdain (see A^ Y. 

col. mss, 61:181). 24 

17 Petition of Evert van Ness of Canestagione (see L. P. 7:qo) 

referred. 25 

34 Orders on petitions: by inhabitants of the province (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 61:191); by Allan Jarratt [Gerard] (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 61:187); by Patr. McGregory; by Daniel 
van Olinda (see L. P. "7:76); by Jacques and Peter Cor- 
telyou (see A''. Y. col. mss, 61:190). Connecticut act of 
assembly concerning boundary line received (see L. P. 
7:87). Account of New Jersey boundary line commission- 
ers referred. Warrants for salaries signed. 1-6 

29 Jacobus van Cortlandt appointed mayor, Thomas Farmer 
sheriff of New York; Myndert Schuyler mayor, and 
Garret van Scak sheriff of Albany. 2>^ 

Oct. I Orders: on petition by Wm Ranking and Peter Porter (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 62 :6) ; on memorial by Allan Gerard. 
Francis Harrison says he has no objection to make to 
the petitions of Servas Fleraboom and of Melchoir Gellis 
(p. 18). Capt. Miller, commanding privateer allowed to 
sail. 2:i 

8 Order on petition by Thos. Ellison, Wm. Ranking and Peter 
Porter (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:7). Patents granted: to 
Daniel van Olinda (p. 26) ; to Servas Fleraboom and to 
Melchoir Gellis (p. 18, 33). 35 

14 Mayor, sheriff, recorder, and aldermen as justices of the 

peace sworn in. 38 

15 Minutes of the Indian commissioners (see A''. Y. col. mss, 

62:1-2). Report on petition of J. and P. Cortelyou con- 
firmed (see A^. Y. col. mss, 62:8). Petition of John Steven- 
son for a ferry from Throggs point to Whitestone (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 62:15). Memorial of Lt. Col. James 
Weems and Capt. Lancaster Symes (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
62:9). Petitions: by Rich'd Floyd and Wm Smith (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 62:10, 12); by Burger Mynderts (see L. P. 
7:80), referred. Sheriff of Suffolk county before the coun- 
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22 Johannes Apple before the council on the complaint of 
Kilian van Rensselaer (p. 6). Order on petition of Thos. 
Codman. Patents granted: to Johannes, Peter and 
Catherine, children of Peter Johnson deceased (see L. P. 
7:70, 77); to Melchoir Gellis (see L. P. 7:79). 46 

29 Petitions: by James Christ. Duplessis owner, and Bernard 

Capela master, of the sloop St Michael (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
62:17-19); by Edw. Gatehouse (see L. P. 7:92), referred. 48 

30 Rob't Walter, Rob't Lurting, John Cruger, Lancaster 

Symes and Phil. Cortlandt appointed to audit the accounts 
of Capt. John Rose of the Seaford man-of-war (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 62:16). Petition of Wm Eier for land referred. 49 
Nov. 6 Hearing on the petition of Rich'd Floyd and Wm Smith 
(p. 38, see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:389; Q 3:235). Order on 
petition by Henry Lane, John Spratt and James Ricaut. 51 
9 Warrant to John Riggs for repairing fort at Albany. Let- 
ter received from Mr Popple secretary of the lords of 
trade concerning smuggling, and pitch and tar making, to 
be printed. 52 

12 Allan Jarratt [Gerard] to be appointed surveyor general 

(see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:27). Orders: on memorial of 
Francis Harrison and Gilbert Livingston (see A^ Y. col. 
mss, 62:25); on the accounts of New Jersey boundary 
commissioners. Warrant for Col. John Riggs signed. 
Dep. weighmaster Heath to collect arrearages of debts. 
Petition of Nicholas Westfall and others of Orange county 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 62:24) referred. ' 54 

13 James Christopher Duplessis allowed to sell some of his 

goods (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:20), and list of stores which 
he may buy. 58 

16 Minutes of Indian commissioners at Albany November 7 

and 9 to be sent to the southern Colonies. Petition of 
Rev. Petrus Vas et al. (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:28, 36) re- 
ferred. 61 

17 Patent of incorporation granted to Rev. P. Vas. Petition 

of Jacobus Bruyn (see L. P. 7:81) referred. 71 

26 Petitions: of Jacobus Kip, John Cruger, Oliver and John 
Schuyler, John Cruger, Phil, van Cortlandt and David 
Provost (see L. P. 7:86); of Francis Vincent (see L. P. 
7:88) referred. Patent granted to Johs. Hardenbergh 
(see L. P. 7:83-84). 72 

Dec. 3 Patent granted to Francis Vincent. Warrant of survey 
granted to Jacobus Kip et al. (p. 72). Petition of J. C. 
Duplessis and Bernard Capela (see A^'. Y. col. mss, 62:34); 
of Elizabeth Bridge widow of Christ'r Bridge (see A''. Y. 



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col. niss, 62:37) referred. Letter from Gov. Sarn'I Shute of 
Boston (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:33) referred. 74 

7 Report on the petition of J. C. Duplessis (see A''. Y. col. mss, 

62:35-36, 51) ■ 78 

10 Isaac Bobin sworn in as deputy secretary. Letter from Col. 

Riggs about bad condition of the fort at Albany referred. 81 

17 Warrant of survey granted to Edv\^. Gatehouse (p. 48). 
Petitions: by Jeremiah Schuyler, Jacobus van Cortlandt, 
Fred'k Philippse, Wm Sharpas and Isaac Bobin (see L. P. 
7:94); by Andries Volk and Jacob Weber palatines (see 
L. P. 7:93), referred. Warrants for salaries signed. 82 

27 Patent granted to Andries Volk and Jacob Weber (p. 82). 

Warrant of survey granted to Jere. Schuyler et al. Peti- 
tions: by Thos. Brazier '(see L. P. 7:111); by Egbert van 

Bursum (see L. P. 7:96) referred. 84 

1720 

Jan. 22 Petition by Cornelius Low, Gerard Schuyler and John 

Schuyler (see L. P. 7:98-99) referred. Patents granted: 

to Edw. Gatehouse (see L. P. 7:104); to Jere. Schuyler 

et al. (p. 82, 84). David Jamison appointed and sworn in 

as attorney general vice John Raynes deceased. Orders 

on petitions: by Thos. Clarke & Co. for wharf extension 

on the East river; by Cornelius Kuyper (see N. Y. col. 

mss, 62:57). 86 

28 Letter from Sec. Josiah Willard of Boston with Massachu- 

setts charter (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:56) referred. Warrants 
of survey granted: to Thos. Brasier (see L. P. 7:1112); to 
Corn's Low et al. (p. 86). Order on caveat by mayor etc 
of New York against patent to Thos. Clarke & Co. Peti- 
tion by Mary Ingoldsby and Mary Pinhorne (see L. P. 
7:114) referred. 89 

Feb. 18 Order on caveat against the patent to Thos. Clarke (p. 89). 91 
Mar. 3 Hearing on caveat against the patent to Thos. Clarke et al. 
Ordinance concerning sessions of the supreme court to be 
printed (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:70). Petition of James 
Anderson presbyterian minister for patent of incorpora- 
tion referred. 92 
17 Warrant of survey granted to Corn's Low et al. (see L. P. 
7:120). Patent granted to Thos. Brasier (see L. P. 7:117). 
Petitions: by Thos. Noxon (see L. P. 7:119); by Wm 
Bond (see L. P. 7:125), referred. . Pardon granted to Han- 
nah Travis (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:72). Caveat entered by 
May Bickley on behalf of Trinity church against patent 
of incorporation for the presbyterian church. Corn's Kuy- 
per and the sheriff of Orange county called before the 
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Marbletown and Justice Jacob Rutsen (see L. P. 7:116). 
Petition by John McGregory, Katherine Evans, Jane 
Lawrence, children of Patrick McGregory, and Thos. 
Toshack (see L. P. 7:115) referred. Warrants for salaries 
signed. 94 

21 Warrant of survey granted to Thos. Noxon. 99 

31 Hearing on May Bickley's caveat (p. 94) deferred. Peti- 
tions: by Wm Huddleston (see L. P. 7:128); by Jobs. 
Hey and others (see L. P. 7:122) referred. Mayor etc of 
New York against Thos. Clarke. 99 

Ap. 16 Letter from Indian commissioners at Albany with afTfidavit 
of Jacobus Vedder (see A^. Y. col. mss, 62:80-81). Financial 
affairs. Warrants of survey granted to Wm Huddleston 
(p. 99) and to Wm Bond (p. 94). loi 

;i Francis Harrison appointed to the council; king's letter to 
• the that effect; he is sworn in. Letter from Sec. Craggs 
.(.dent's about changes of officers. Proclamation to issue proro- 
I mber. guing the assembly (see Jour. 1:449). Letter from Sec. 
Craggs with the appointment of Dr Cadw. Colden to be 
surveyor general. Judge, justices etc of Orange county 
and Corn's Kuyper called before the council. 108 

29 Petition of Charles Cromline (see L. P. 7:123) referred. 

orge Mayor etc of New York vs Thos. Clarke. 112 

5 Letters received from Nicholas Laws governor of Jamaica 
complaining of John Hickford master of tlie privateer 
sloop Hunter. Pardon granted to Wm Smith. 113 

fj m. Letters and papers from Jamaica referred to the court of 
admiralty. Order on petition of James Commerford late 
commander of the sloop Samuel and Elizabeth (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 62:91). 115 

12 Order on petition by Joseph Loyd and Bernard Schaats 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:89). Chs. Broadhead et al. vs Jacob 
Rutsen. Petitions: by Richard van Dam (see L. P. 7:132); 
by Vincent Matthews (see L. P. 7:137); by Phil. Schuyler 
jun. and Christ. Abeel (see L. P. 7:133), referred. Peti- 
tion by Wm Lake (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:92) granted. 117 

19 Warrants of survey granted: to Charles Cromline (p. 1I12); 
to Rich'd van Dam (p. 117); to Vincent Matthews; to 
Phil. Schuyler (p. 117). lig 

28 Petitions: of Gerard Beekman, Rip van Dam, Adolph 
Philippse and Anne Peartree (see L. P. 7:146); of Francis 
Harrison, Oliver Schuyler and Allan Jarrat (see L. P. 
7:149); of Philipp Schuyler, Jobs. Lansing jr, Henry Wile- 
man and Jacobus Bruyn (see L. P. 7:148), referred. Pa- 
tent granted to Thos. Noxon (see L. P. 7:139). Thos. 



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Phil. Schuyler et al. ; to Francis Harrison et al. (p. I2i). 
Patent granted to Wm Huddleston (p. 99, loi). Petition 
of Wm. Baker (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:87) dismissed. Dep- 
uty weighmaster Heath's report referred (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 62:97). 122 

Proclamation to issue proroguing the assembly. 124 

Indian affairs. Journal of Myndert Schuyler and Rob't 
Livingston jr, while at the Sennekies castle. Order on 
petition by Bernardus Swartwout (see L. P. 7:131). Corn's 
Kuyper before the co.uncil (p. 86, 94). Minutes sent 
home. [123] 

Patent granted to Vincent Matthews (p. 119). Order on 
petition by Mary Ingoldsby and Mary Pinhorne for them- 
selves and for Mary and John Pinhorne, infants (see L. P. 
7:158). Petitions: by Jos. Budd, John Hoit, and Daniel 
Pufdy son of Joseph Purdy deceased (see L. P. 7:159); 
by Henry Beeckman and John Stoutenburg (see L. F 
7:157); by Wm Chambers (see L. P. 7:162), all referre- 
Orders on petitions: by Isaac Anderson (see L. P. 7:156, 
by Rich'd Merril (see L. P. 7:155). Petition of Lew. 
Morris, Vincent Pearce, James Graham, Andrew Nicho ;- 
and Robert Kennedy referred. Warrants for salari ^ 
signed. -, , 

Patent granted to Richard van Dam. New warrar 
of survey granted to Phil. Schuyler et al. (p. 121-22; s 
L. P. 7:165); to Francis Harrison (see L. P. 7:164); 
Wm Bond (see L. P. 7:160). Petition of Patrick McGre, 
ory (see L. P. 7:163), referred. Orders on petitions: :. 
Dan'l Purdy, Sam'l and Benj. Brown (see L. P. 7:171; 
by John Kelly (see L. P. 7:184); by Lewis Morris (i-t 
L. P. 7:166). Indian affairs; letter from Indian comn> 
sioners, and journal of Lawrence Claesen on a jourr 
to Octjagara. 

Patents granted: to Francis Harrison et al. (p. 136); t" 
Phil. Schuyler et al.; to Wm Bond. Petitions: by Jam 
Commerford (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:109): by John Kel. 
(see A^. Y. col. mss, 62:110), referred. Warrant to Rci 
Walters and New Jersey boundary line commissioners '-■ 
expenses. Petition of Capt. Jos. Budd, John Hoit l;. . 
Dan'l Purdy (see L. P. 7:180) referred. 14^- 

Warrant of survey granted to Wm Chambers (p. 133). 
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Patents to Joseph Buck! et al. (p. 142) ; to Mary Ingolds- 
by and Mary Pinhorne (p. 133). Warrant of survey to 
Peter McGregory (p. 136). Order on petition of Lewis 
Morris et al. (p. 133). Petition of Wm. Baker (see L. P. 
7:188) referred. Warrant to Rob't Walter et al. (p. 142) 
signed. Samuel Odell having entered a caveat against 
the patent to Dan'l Purdy et al. (p. 136; see L. P. 7:190) 
called before the council. Proclamation to issue prorogu- 
ing the assembly. Indian affairs; five nations to come 
to Albany for a meeting. ■ 145 

21 Warrant of survey granted to Robert Walter (.p. 145). Ca- 
veat entered against the patent to Wm Baker (p. 145) by 
Thos. Byerley (see L. P. 7:188). Petition of Isaac de 
Peyster, Abr'm de Peyster jr, John and Jacob Walter (see 
L. P. 8:1) referred. Patent granted to Mary Ingoldsby 
and Mary Pinhorne (p. 145) exchanged for a warrant of 
survey. Orders: on representation by James Commerford 
against the privateer sloop Hunter; on petitions by Corn's 
van Home et al. (see A^. Y. col. tiiss, 62:115); by Abr'm 
Wendell and Rodrigo Pacheco (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:117). 
Petition by Rob't Walter et al. (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 62:116) 
referred. Warrant to John Little doorkeeper and mes- 
senger of the council for salary. Letter and minutes of 
Indian commissioners. 148 

28 Letter from Gov. Keith of Pennsylvania about Indian af- 
fairs received. Warrants of survey granted: to Patrick 
McGregory (see L. P. 7:202-3); to Isaac de Peyster et al. 
(p. 148). Petition of James Graham referred. List of 
Indian presents and prices. Warrant for the expenses of 
the Indian conference at Albany to be prepared. Caveat 
entered by Cadwallader Colden against patent to Joseph 
Budd and others of Rye (see L. P. 8:4). Patents granted: 
to Joseph Budd et al. (p. 142, 145) ; to Gerard Beekman 
et al. (p. I3ii, 122; see L. P. 7:199-200). Hearing on caveat 
of Thos. Byerley and petition of Dan'l Purdy (see L. P. 
7:171, 190) referred. Surveyor general to lay out land 
for Wm Chambers as per warrant. • I54 

30 Warrant of survey granted to Daniel Purdy. Sam'l and 

Benj. Brown for land on Byram river. 158 

Aug. 4 Warrant for expenses of Indian conference signed. Order 
on petition by Leah Courant (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:100, 
127). Petitions: by Abr'm \\'endell (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
62:128); by Rodrigo Pacheco (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:132); 
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Patent granted to Patrick McGregory (see L. P. 8:11-12). 
Petitions: by Robert Walter et al. , (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
62:136); by Rev. Petrus van Driessen (see N. Y. col. mss, 
62:136; and, Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:911-12; 03:548) referred. 

Orders on petitions: of Robert Walter; of Abr'm Wendell; 
of Rodrigo Pacheco (p. 159, 161). Patent granted to Wm 
Baker (see L. P. 8:13). 

Patent of incorporation granted to the Dutch protestant 
church at Albany (see A''. Y. col. mss, 62:137, 139). 

Patent granted to Mary Ingoldsby and Mary Pinhorne (see 
L. P. 8:14-16). Jacobus van Cortlandt vs Joseph Hunt in 
error. Patent granted to Daniel Purdy, Sam'I and Benj. 
Brown (see L. P. 8:17-19). 

President Schuyler returned from Albany reports on the 
meeting with the five nations; minutes entered. Account 
of expenses; petition of Indian commissioners (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 62:146); and of John Clute (see L. P. 8:20), re- 
ferred. 

Patent granted to Jacobus Kip, John Cruger, Phil. Cortlandt, 
David Provost, Oliver and John Schuyler (see L. P. 8:24). 
Jacobus van Cortlandt vs Jos. Hunt in error. Proclama- 
tion to issue proroguing the assembly. Warrants for sal- 
aries signed. 

Vol. 13, 1720-22 

Gov. Wm Burnet's commission read and the oaths adminis- 
tered to him. King's approval of an act of assembly. 
Proclamation to issue continuing all officers in their places. 
Seal and keys of the magazines delivered to the governor. 

Order on petition by Rev. James Anderson et al. (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 62:157). Warrant for firewood to issue. 

Letter received from Indian commissioners and representa- 
tion from mayor etc. of Albany concerning French en- 
croachments. Indian affairs. 

Robert Walter nominated mayor, Thos. Farmer sheriff of 
New York; Myndert Schuyler mayor, Henry Holland 
sheriff of Albany. Warrants signed for expenses of repair- 
ing Fort George and barracks and for firewood to Albany, 
Schenectady and Fort Hunter garrisons. Warrant" to be 
prepared for Indian expenses. Account of Indian expenses 
by Pres. Schuyler referred. 

Report on Pres. Schuyler's account confirmed (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 62:148). Warrant signed. 

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Livingston writes about trade with Canada from Albany. 
Petition of James Commerford (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:166) 
referred. 11 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:451). Capt. Henry Holland 

hands in the required statement. 12 

14 Mayor, sheriff etc. of New York sworn in. Petition of Wm 

Townsend and others (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:169) referred.. 18 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:452). ig 

28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:453). Petition of Wm Pro- 

voost, John vander Hule and others (see N. Y. col. viss, 
62:167) referred. 23 

Nov. 3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:454). Account of incidental 
charges by Thos. Byerley (see N. Y. col. mss, 62:173); ^^^d 
application by Mr Harrison on behalf of Isaac Hicks and 
Wm Willett Connecticut boundary commissioners referred. 
Order on petition by Mary van Rensselaer (see L. P. 8:30). 
Petition of Coenrat Bogart and Elias van Schaick (see 
L. P. 8:35) referred; that of Wm .Warner and others (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 62:174) dismissed. Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:454)- > 25 

4 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:454). 29 

12 Peter Schuyler, Hend'k Hansen, John Cuyler, Peter van 
Brugh, Evert Banker, Henry Holland, Phil. Livingston, 
John Collins, John Wendell of Stone Rawbey [Stone 
Arabia] and John Bleeker appointed Indian commission- 
ers. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:455). Warrant to 
Isaac Hicks and Wm Willet for expenses as Connecticut 
boundary commissioners. 31 

14-16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:456-58). 35~39 

16 Warrant to I. Hicks and Wm Willett signed. 39 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:459-60). 43 

18 Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:460). Petition of widow Cath- 

erine Brett (see L. P. 8:39) referred. 50 

19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:461). 52 
22 Warrants signed: to George Baimfield for public expenses; 

to Thos. Brasier for firewood and candles to tne assembly; 
to Lewis Morris for services in the assembly; to Cath. 
Post for use of her house by assembly committee; to Ga- 
briel Ludlow clerk of the assembly for stationery etc.; to 
Rob't Crannel for salary as sergeant at arms. Warrant to 
be prepared for Thos. Byerley. 60 

28 Petition of John Haskall (see L. P. 8:40) referred. Warrant 

for Thos. Byerley signed. Minutes sent home. 61 

Dec. 21 Surveyor general C. Colden ordered to examine a quadrant 
used by Allan Jarrat for the New Jersey boundary survey. 
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Oath of chancellor taken by the governor; and Rob't Walter, 
Rip van Dam, Rob't Lurting, Cadw. Colden appointed 
masters in chancery, Gilbert Livingston register, Francis 
Harrison examiner, Wm Sharpas and Rob't Livingston jr 
clerks, and John Gara messenger. 



Account of commissioners for signing paper money bills (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 63:31) referred. 

Warrant to issue for paying account of commissioners for 
signing bills. 

Order on petition of deputy weighmaster Samuel Heath con- 
cerning pay due to porters. Warrant signed. 

Gov. Burnet goes to New Jersey. The assembly is ad- 
journed. 

Letter from the lords of trade about assembly sessions and 
Indian presents. Indian affairs; five nations "repulsed by 
Virginia Indians; Governor of Canada lays claim to 
Niagara. Warrants for salaries signed. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:464). Depositions received 
about ships commanded by Capt. Braddick and by Capt. 
Norton seized at Southold (see N. Y. col. mss, 63:72). Gov. 
Spotswood of Virginia reports that Roberts the pirate is 
on the coast with two ships; Capt. Braddick called before 
the council. Warrant to Rob't Walter for salary as second 
judge of the supreme court. 

Examination of Capt. John Braddick. Affidavits by Glaus 
Benning, Bastin de Keyser and George du Ref, Tunus 
Goverson. John Braddick committed for complicity with 
pirates. 

Letter from Chief justice Lewis Morris about Braddick. 
Opinion of council on bailing Braddick. Warrant of sur- 
vey granted to Henry van- Rensselaer (see L. P. 8:43). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:465). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:465). Opinion of council on 
a letter from the governor of New England relating to a 
naval rendezvous; Sandy Hook considered preferable to 
Nantasket. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:466). 
signed. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:467). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:467). 
granted to John Haskall (p. 61). 
Jacob Rutsen on behalf of the trustees of Hurley (see A''. Y. 
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Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:468). Patents granted: to 
Lewis Morris (see L. P. 8:52); to Vincent Pearce (see L. P. 
8:51). The French are building a fort at Niagara. lOO 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:468). Ordinance establishing 
a court of common pleas in Dutchess county read, and to 
be printed (see N. Y. col. mss, 63:95). • 104 

Legislative minutes (see/owr. 1:470). 109 

Rip van Dam to go to Madame Cortlandt in relation to Mrs 
Bretts purchase (see L. P. 8:52). 11 1 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:470). 112 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:471). Inquiry to be made into 
the security given by the treasurer. 115 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:472-75). 118-30 

Order on memorial by Thos. Byerley (see N. Y. col. mss, 
63:106). 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:475). 

Letter from the king appointing Cadw. Golden and James 
Alexander to the council vice Peter Schuyler and Adolph 
Philippse removed; they are sworn in. 

Warrants of survey granted: to John Haskall (see L. P. 
8:59-60) ; to Andrew Nickells (see L. P. 8:55). Patent of in- 
corporation granted to Robert Walter, Corn's de Peyster, 
Lancaster Symes and Peter Fauconier (see L. P. 61-62). 
Gov. Burnet is going to Albany. 

Ordinance for changing sessions of the supreme court read, 
and ordered printed. . Gonfirmatory patent granted to Ger- 
ard Beekman, Rip van Dam, Ad. Philippse and Ann Pear- 
tree. 

Proclamation against selling liquor to the Indians. Trade 
carried on from Sarattogue to Ganada to be stopped. 

Palatines at Skoharee. Indian conference and list of presents 
given. 

Palatines. 

An ofhcer and 20 men to be stationed at Saratoga for stop- 
ping trade to Ganada; how to be paid; blockhouse to be 
erected. Indian affairs. Lawrence Glaesen to be paid for 
extraordinary services in the Seneca country; Mrs Mon- 
tour interpreter at Saratoga to be paid. Peter Schuyler jr 
to be captain of the company sent to live among the Sen- 
ecas. Indian presents. Purchase of land. Instructions for 
Gapt. Peter Schuyler jr. 

Measures proposed for preventing horse disease from spread- 
ing. Gov. Burnet reports on Indian conference at Albany. 173 

Proclamation concerning horse disease to be printed. Letter 
received from the governor of Ganada on Indian affairs. 174 

Letter received from the governor of Boston on Indian af- 



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fairs. Order in relation to duty on Indian presents. In- 
dian affairs. Warrants for salaries signed. Minutes sent 
home. 175 

20 Report on permission given to neighboring governments for 

treating with New York Indians, and letter from Sec. 

» Josiah Willard of Boston. Letter in reply from Deputy 

Sec. I. Bobin denying treaty right. 178 

29 Robert Walter renominated mayor, Thos. Farmer sheriff of 
New York; Peter van Brugh nominated mayor vice Myn- 
dert Schuyler, Henry Holland renominated sheriff of Al- 
bany. Inventory of king's stores at Livingston manor re- 
ferred. Petitions: of John Waldron (see L. P. 8:57); of 
Patrick Hume (see L. P. 8:58); of Wm Bradford (see L. P. 
8:64); of James Smith (See L. P. 8:63.), referred. Warrant 
to Cath. Post for use of her house by assembly committee 
signed. i8r 

Oct. 2 Royal mandamus appointing Lewis Morris jr to the council 

vice Caleb Heathcote deceased; he is sworn in. 184 

3 Stores at Livingston manor to be brought to Fort George 

and some to be sold (see A''. Y. col. mss, 63:153). Reports 
on petitions: of John Waldron; of Patrick Hume; of James 
Smith; of Wm Bradford (p. 184), are approved. Petition 
of James Henderson (see L. P. 8:69) referred. 185 

4 Report on the petition of James Henderson approved. 189 

5 The Swartwouts and Westphalias before the council; they 

enter into recognizances for their good behavior. Divis- 
ion line between Orange and Ulster counties to be settled. 190 

9 The Swartwouts' [Thomas, Bernardus, Jacobus jr Swart- 
wout, Peter Gamerse, Harm. Bernh. van Weigh] and the 
Westphalias [Nicholas, Nicholas jr. Johannes Westphalia, 
Corn's Dutcher, Corn's Conckendal] before the council. 
Report of the attorney general on running the division line 
between Orange and Ulster counties. Letter to be writ- 
ten to Indian commissioners of Massachusetts at Albany, 
that they cannot treat with the five nations. Palatines. 191 

14 Mayor and sheriff of New York sworn in. 197 

Nov. 2 Petitions: by Thos. Garland (see L. P. 8:74); by Rich'd Ash- 
field and Evert Wendell (see L. P. 8:75), referred. Ac- 
count of incidental office charges etc. by George Clarke re- 
ferred. Rules for carrying out an act for supervising in- 
testates' estates to be prepared. 197 

7 Report on Sec. Clarke's account confirmed (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 
63:162). Reports on petitions of Thos. Garland, of Rich'd 
Ashfield and Evert Wendell (p. 197) approved. Petition of 
Lewis Morris, Cadw. Colden, James Alexander, Abr'm 
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referred. Warrants to George Clarke for incidental 
charges signed. 199 

9 Report on the act for supervising intestate estates approved 
(see N. Y. col. fiiss, 63:169). License to purchase Indian 
lands granted to Lewis Morris et al. (p. 199). 203 

p. m. Letter from Capt. John Waldron. commanding the Grey- 
hound man-of-war (see N. Y. col. mss, 63:170) referred. 204 

28 Report on Capt. Waldron's letter approved. Petitions: of 
Henry Lane (see L. P. 8:79) ; of John van Home (see L. P. 
8:80); of Corn's van Home (see L. P. 8:78); of Jacobus 
Bruyn and Henry Wileman (see L. P. 8:84-85); of Richard 
Alsup (see L. P. 8:81); of Gilbert Willet and Edw. Gate- 
house (see L. P. 8:86), all referred. Boston reported very' 
unhealthy; quarantine measures. 205 

Dec. 2 No quarantine against Boston considered necessary; only 
smallpox raging there. Reports on the petitions: of Gil- 
bert Willet and Edw. Gatehouse; of Jacobus Bruyn and 
Henry Wileman (p. 205) approved. Salaries fixed. 209 

14 Public money paid to the late treasurer to be accounted for. 
Petitions: of John du Puy (see L. P. 8:95); of Stephen du 
Blois (see L. P. 8:93); of Peter van der Lyn and Tho^. 
Fell (see L. P. 8:94), referred. Reports on petitions: of 
John van Home; of Corn's van Home; of Henry Lane 
(p. 205), approved. Warrants for salaries signed. 211 

21 Order on petition by Joseph Budd, John Hoit, Caleb Willet, 
Humphrey Underbill, Joseph Horton, George Lane, Daniel 
Lane, Moses Lop, David Horton, John Turner, Johath 
Lynch, Peter Hatfield, James Travis, Isaac Covert, Benj. 
Brown, John Horton, David Ogden and Wm Yeomans 

(see L. P. 8:91). 216 

1722 
Jan. II Petitions: of Lancaster Symes (see L. P. 8:98); of Samuel 
Hunt and Dan'l Brondage (see L. P. 8:92, 100); of Robert 
Walter, Rip van Dam, David Provoost, Hendrick Hansen. 
And'w Coeymans, Abr'm Gouverneur, Lawrence Claesen, 
Stephen Groesbeck and John Dunbar (see L. P. 8:99), re- 
ferred. Reports on petitions of Jas. Budd et al. (p. 216) ; 
of Stephen du Blois; of Peter van der Lyn and Thos. Fell 
(p. 211) ; of Rich'd Alsup (p. 205) ; of John du Puy (p. 211), 
approved. Account of public moneys delivered by Cath. 
de Peyster wife of the late treasurer Abr'm de Peyster, 
and orders concerning it. 217 

18 Petition of Garret van Horn, John Read, Thos. Bayeux. 
Stephen Richards, Thos. Clarke, Rip van Dam jr, Henry 
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corporation to be heard on this petition. Reports on peti- 
tions: of Hunt and Brondage (p. 217); of Rob't Walter 
et al. ; of Lancaster Sj^mes, approved. Petition of Francis 
Harrison, Lewis Morris jr, John Spratt, John Schuy- 
ler, Abr'm- Wendell and John Haskall (see L. P. 8:106)' 
referred. 223 

22 Report on petition of Francis Harrison et al (p. 223) ap- 

proved. 226 

23 Order on petition of Thos. Jansen and Thos. Cock in behalf 

of themselves -and inhabitants of Marbletown (see L. P. 
8:110). Warrant of survey granted to Garrit van Horn 
et al (p. 223). 227 

Feb. I Letters from Albany received. Petitions: of mayor etc. of 
of New York (see L^ P. 8:111); of Abr'm Ketteltas, Thos. 
Lynch, Rynier Hild and Anth'y Duane (see L. P. 
8:115), referred. Memorial of Abr'm de Peyster jr treas- 
urer (see A''. Y. col. niss, 64:23) referred. Map of the soil 
on East river petitioned for by Garret van Home sub- 
mitted by the surveyor general (see L. P. 8:114). 229 
8 Order on petition of Gabriel Ludlow, Fred'k Seabring, An- 
drew Clarke, and Thos. Fell customs officers, concerning 
their salaries. Report on petition of Garrit van Horn et al. 
(p. 223, 227, 229) referred to mayor etc. of New York. 
Council to meet in a fortnight. List of persons indebted to 
the weighhouse called for. Surveyor general to survey 
Capt. John Evans' patent, and a committee to hear testi- 
mony about it. 231 
2^ Report of testimony given by John d'Honneur 40 years old, 
. Francis Wessells 70 years old, Charles Philippse 33 years 
old, Cornelius Low 52 years old, and Wm Bond 67 years 
old, concerning the highlands and boundary of Evans' 
patent; surveyor general to survey accordingly. Order 
concerning public moneys. Hearing on the petitions of 
Abr'm Ketteltas and mayor etc. of New York against grant 
to Garrit van Horn (see L. P. 8:103, iir, 115). Petitions: 
of Rob't Walter and Henry Beekman (see L. P. 8:119); of 
Edw. Blagg and Johs. Hey (see L. P. 8:127); of Robert 
Crook (see L. P. 8:121); of Thos. Braine (see L. F. 8:118); 
of George Burnet (see L. P. 8:122), referred. 235 

24 Patents granted: to Robert Walter and Henry Beekman; to 

Thos. Braine; to George Burnet (p. 235). Petitions: of 
John Chambers (see L. P. 8:130); of John Teller and 
Jacobus Stoutenburgh (see L. P. 8:129), referred. Survey 
of White Plains laid before the council and referred (see 
L. P. 8:124-25). 240 



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Mar. I Report on White Plains claims (see L. P. 8:126) approved. 
Patent granted: to John Chambers (p. 240); to Edw. Blagg 
and Johs. Hey (p. 235). Account of Phil. Livingston for 
public expenses (see iV. Y. col. mss, 64:39-40) referred. 
Orange and Ulster county boundaries. Gov. Burnet in- 
tends to go to New Jersey. Accounts of the weighhouse 
referred. 244 

3 Ordinance for altering sessions of the court of common pleas 
in Ulster read and ordered printed. Petition of Godfried 
de Wulfen (see L. P. 8:142) referred. Letter from the com- 
missioners of Indian affairs at Albany; opinion of council 
on it; persons tampering with the Indians to be punished. 246 

24 Report on Phil. Livingston's account to be further consid- 
ered. Patent granted to Godfr. de Wulfen (p. 246). Peti- 
tion of Hugh Munro (see L. P. 8:144) referred. Warrants 
for salaries signed. 253 

May 17 Order on memorial of Andrew Fresneau and Rene Hett (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 64:57). Warrants: to Phil. Livingston for 
public expenses; to John Schuyler for same (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 64:47). Petition of Phil. Livingston (see A^. Y. col. 
mss, 64:56) referred. Account of Lawrence Claesen (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 64:60-61) referred. 255 

p. m. Report on memorial of Andrew Fresneau and Rene Het con- 
firmed. Warrants signed. 257 

30 Memorial of And'w Fresneau and Rene Het (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 64:62) referred. Map of Evans' patent laid before the 
council. Legislative minutes (see four. 1:479). 258 

June I Report on memorial of Fresneau and Het (p. 258) approved 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 64:64), and order thereon. Report on 
accounts of Phil. Livingston and of Lawrence Claesen 
(p. 255) ; warrants to issue. 263 

8 Warrants to Phil. Livingston and to Lawrence Claesen 

signed. Minutes sent home. 265 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:480). List of patents granted 
before 1709 called for; also list of quitrents. Public papers 
in the hands of the late surveyor general to be delivered to 
Dr Colden. Table of fees for the admiralty court to be es- 
tablished. Warrants for salaries signed. 266 

16 Proclamation to issue forbidding traffic to Canada. War- 
rant to Thos. Wildman for expenses on a journey to the 
'Seneca country. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:480). 270 

21 Legislative minutes (see /oMr. 1:480). Warrant signed. Order 

on petition of Gasper Springsteen et al. (see N. Y. col. mss, 
64:84). 271 

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26 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:481). Petition of Charles 

Congreve (see L. P. 8:162) referred. 276. 

28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:482). List of patents granted 
before 1709 to be examined. Order on petitions of Joseph 
Sackett and William Doughty (see N. Y. col. mss, 64:91-92) 
in reply to Gasper Springsteens (p. 271). Patent granted 
to Charles Congreve (p. 276). 278 

July 3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:483). 283 

5 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:484). Hearing on the north- 
west line of Evans' patent (see L. P. 8:185) postponed to ■ 
obtain affidavits of Peter Cortelyou, Corn's Cuyper and 
Peter Herring; Hanns and Johannes Hey, Adrian and Gis- 
bert Crum, Albert Mine et al. summoned as witnesses. 
Table of fees in the admiralty court referred. 287 

6-7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:484-86). 291 

7 Mr Clows called before the council tO' show by what author- 

p. m. ity he acts as surveyor. 298 

12 Report on patents granted before 1709. Mr Clows makes 
his submission and is dismissed after a reprimand. Procla- 
mation to issue revoking all commissions given and ap- 
pointments made by former governors, except of militia 
officers, clerks of the council and assembly, and revenue 
officers. Witnesses to be examined under oath concerning 
bounds of Evans' patent. 301 

16 Time of supreme court sessions changed (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
64:103). Table of fees in the admiralty court to be printed 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 64:72^73, 102). 304 

28 Letter received from the governor of Boston relating to In- 
dian affairs. 304 
Aug. 2 Order concerning report on patents granted before 1709 (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 64:100, i07\ David Provoost and others 
[not named] to be examined about Evans' patent. Me- 
morial of Capt. Edw'd Smith, commanding the Greyhound 
man-of-war referred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 64:110-11). 306 

8 Archibald Kennedy appointed collector and receiver general 

of the revenues, and collector of customs vice Thos. Byer- 
ley, and sworn in. Order on memorial of Capt. Edw. 
Smith (p. 306; see A^ Y. col. mss, 64:113, 118). Hearing on 
the northwest line of Evans' patent fixed. 308 

9 Caveat against the surveyor general's return of the north- 

west line of Evans' patent dismissed (see L.P. 8:185). Order 
on petition of Jacobus and Samuel Swartwout on behalf of 
y themselves and Thos. Swartwout, Peter Gamer, Harmanus 
van Wege and Bernardus Swartwout against Johannes 
Westphalia (see N. Y. col. mss, 64:152). 310 



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13 Minute of commissidners re.ating to the bounds of Evans' 

patent. Letters from GoV- Alex. Spotswood on board the 
Enterprize man-of-war at Sandy Hook and from Gov. Sir 
Wm Keith of Pennsylvania about Indian affairs; confer- 
ence to be held with th'jm. 311 

14 Order on petition of ."acobus and Samuel Svvartwout vs 

Edw'd Blagg. Accouit of Thos. Byerley's disbursements 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 64:121-26) referred. Conference betvi^een 
Gov. Burnet, the governor of Virginia vi'ith Mr Robinson 
and Mr Harrison, and the governor of Pennsylvania with 
Mr French and Mr Hambleton about treating with the five 
nations at Albany. * 326 

15 Stores of the governor of Virginia to be free from duty. 334 

27 Propositions to be made by Gov. Burnet to the five nations; 
Albany approved by council. Propositions 40 be made by gover- 
nors of Virginia and Pennsylvania. 335 

p. m. Indian conference. Gov. Burnet makes his propositions. 344 

28 Address of the justices and inhabitants of Schenectady. Peti- 

tion of Johann Christian Garlach, Wm and Nicholas York, 
and Elias Garlach for license to purchase land at Skoharee 
referred. Major Abr'm Schuyler to live among the Senecas 
for one year. 345 

29 Gov. Spotswood of Virginia makes his propositions to the 

fiAe nations. 34-6 

30 Hearing on the caveat of Hendrick van Rensselaer vs 

Coenrat Borgharet and Elias van Schaick postponed. John 
Baptist van Eps arrested for spreading false reports among 
the Indians. 347 

31 License to purchase land granted to Johann Christ. Garlach 

et al (p. 345). Order on address of the justices etc. of 
Schenectady (p. 345). John B. van Eps to be prosecuted. 
Petition of Lieut. John Scott (see L. P. 8:188) referred. 347 
p. m. License granted to Lieut. John Scott. Petition of Coenrat 
Borghaert and Elias van Schaick (see L. P. 8:35, 156) dis- 
missed. 34S 
Sep. 4 John Baptist van Eps admitted to bail in the sum of isoo. 

Instructions for Major Abr'm Schuyler. 349 

8 Indian conference; Gov. Spotswood [Assarigoe -cutlass], 
Gov. Sir Wm Keith [Onas=pen], Gov. Burnet [Corlear] 
and five nations. Minutes sent home. 354 

Vol. 14, 1722-25 

1732 

Sep. 25 Additional Instructions to Gov. Burnet relating to trade; 

Fort George proclamation to issue thereon. Boundaries between the 

five nations and Virginia Indians established. Receiver 



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general to join the committee on patents granted before 
1709. Petitions of Chrwt'r Denn (see L. P. 8:198) and of 
Anne Hooglandt (see L. P. 8:145) referred. Warrant to 
issue to Thos. Byerley vor disbursements. Warrants for 
salaries signed. i 

29 Mayor and sherifif of»Ne\v V'ork and mayor of Albany re- 
nominated; Philipp Verplalick sheriff of Albany. 9 
Oct. 3 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:487). Petitions: of Lewis 
Morris, Cadwallader Cblden, James Alexander, Abr'm van 
Horn, John Collins and Marg't Veder, wife of Harm. 
Veder (see L. P. 8:189-190, J93); of Francis Harrison et al 
(see L. P. 8:194); of Lieut. John Scott, commanding at 
Fort Hunter (see L. P. 8:197), all referred. 10 

10 Patents granted: to Lewis. Motris et al. ; to Francis Harrison 
et al. ; to John Scott (p. 10); to Christ'r Denn (p. i). Me- 
morial of Cadw. Colden (see N.Y. col. niss, 64:151) re- 
ferred. Legislative minutes, (see Jour. 1:488). Warrant to 
issue to Peter Schuyler jr, Jacob Verplanck, Johs. Visger 
jr, Harmanus Schuyler, Johs. van den Bergh, Peter Gro- 
endyk and Peter van der Heyden, for residing in the 
Seneca country (see A^. Y. col. mss, 64:135-36). Warrant to 
Wm Pinthrop and Charles Burn for serving as smiths 
in the Seneca country. Swartwout vs Blagg. 13 

14 Mayor, sherifif etc. of New York sworn in. Warrants signed. 18 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:488). 19 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:489). Complaint of Swart- 

wout vs Blagg dismissed with a reprimand to the latter. 23 
p. m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:489). Warrant to issue to 

Cadw. Colden for expenses (p. 13). 25 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:490). Petition of Stephen 

du Blois (see L. P. 9:3) referred. 29 

24. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:491). Patent granted to 

Stephen du Blois (p. 29). 32 

25-27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:492-93). 35 

27 Vessel with palatines arrived from Holland; quarantine 
measures. Time for order in regard of Indian presents 
from Boston extended. 41 

31-N0V. I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:495). 45 

I Order on petition by Lancaster Symes (see L. P. 9:6). 47 

29 Petition of Wm Burnet jr, Gerardus Beekman, Arch'd 
Kennedy and David Provoost (see L. P. 9:9) referred. 
Order on petition of justices and inhabitants of Richmond 
county (see iV. Y. col. mss, 65:29). Warrants signed: to 
Gabriel Ludlow clerk of the assembly for drawing bills; 
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revenue entries; to Wm Bradford for stationery to the 
assembly. 5i 

Dec. I License to purchase Indian lands granted to Wm Burnet jr 
et al (p. 51). Report on the petition of justices etc of 
Richmond county (see N. Y. col. mss, 65:30). Minute of 
the council of Virginia about Indian boundaries. Report 
on the petition of Garrit van Horn et al. _ 53 

7 Claims of George Clarke on behalf of Horatio Walpole 
auditor-general, allowed; warrants to him to issue (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 6s,:3). Memorial of Archibald Ken- 
nedy receiver-general on quitrents referred (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 65:44). Warrants for salaries of Francis Harrison 
judge of the admiralty, James Alexander attorney-general, 
and Cadw. Colden surveyor-general, signed. 60 

II Warrants to Horatio Walpole signed. Account of Sec'y 
Clarke for incidental expenses (see N. Y. col. mss, 65:33) 
referred. 65 

14 Letter received from Sec'y Willard of Boston on Indian af- 
fairs, and referred; report of council on it (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 65:35). Petition of Lewis and Mordecai Gomez (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 65:37) referred. 66 

20 Reports: on the receiver-general's memorial (p. 60); on 
petition of Lewis and Mordecai Gomez (p. 66) ; on Sec. 
Clarke's accounts recommitted. Orders on petitions: of 
Francis Child (see L. P. 9:13); of Wm Bradford (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 65:34). Wari'ants for salaries signed. Order 
concerning the salary of the clerk of the council (13:209). 72 
1723 
Jan. II Report on the petition of Francis Child (p. 72) to lie on the 
table. Petition of Francis Harrison et al (p. 10; see L. P. 
9:21) granted. New warrant signed for Wm Bradford 
(p. 72). 79 

17 Petition of John Jost Petri and Conrad Rickert (see L. P. 
9:21) granted. New warrants signed for Wm Bradford 
Feb. 7 Memorial of Archibald Kennedy concerning needed repairs 
of the customhouse referred. Petition of Cornelius Low 
for land under water dismissed and prayer of Fran. Child 
(p. 72, 79) to be granted to them jointly. Warrant to 
Sec. Clarke (p. 65, 72) signed. Attorney-general's and 
chief justice's opinion on land grants; council's report 
thereon. ' 83 

28 Wm Dugdale high sheriff of New York gives bonds for 
due execution of his ofBce; David Provoost and Abr'm 
van Horn sureties. Letter from Gov. Wm Dummer of 
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Phips and John Stoddard, Massachusetts commissioners 
to treat with the five nations at Albany; opinion of coun- . 
cil thereon. Petitions referred: of Robert Walter, Rip 
van Dam and Hendrick Hansen (see L. P. 9,:34); of Phil. 
Schuyler and David Provoost (see L. P. 9:315). 102 

Mar. 7 Patents granted: to Robert Walter et al; to Phil. Schuyler 
and David Provoost (p. 102). Petitions referred: of 
J. Christ. Garlick, Wm York, Joh. Lawyer, Joh. and 
Hendrick Schuffer (see L. P. 9:8, 28); of Wm York, ■ 
Jacob Fred'k Lawyer and Nich's York (see L. P. 8:136; 
9:23); of Joh. Conr. Weiser, Peter Wagoner and Peter 
Pick (see L. P. 9:37); of Edw. Bromhead (see L. P. 9:36); 
of Dederick Martinstock (see L. P. 9:38). Order on peti- 
tion by Rip van Dam, Paul Richards, Helena de Key, 
Jean Tothill, Abr'm de Peyster for himself brothers and 
sisters, Garrit van Horn, Henry Cuyler, Isaac Gouverneur, 
John Read, Peter Bristed, Thos. Bayeux, Sam'l Payton, 
Corn's Low and Francis Child (see L. P. 9:39); granted. 
Petition of Ger. Beekman (see L. P. 9:41) referred. iii 

9 Reports on petitions: of Joh. Christ. Garlick et al; of Joh. 
Conrad Weiser et al; of Edw. Bromhead; of Ded. Martin- 
stock (p. Ill) approved and petitions granted. 120 

14 Richard Bradley sworn in as attorney-general vice John 

Rayner deceased. Warrants for salaries signed. 124 

21 Letter from Gov. Gordon Saltonstall of Connecticut; and 
act of Connecticut assembly concerning the boundary line; 
report of council thereon. Thos. Bayeux appointed um- 
pire in re Lt. Edw. Smith and Lewis Gomez. 125 

28 Petition of Wm Bowen, Henry Huff, Arent Potman, Wau- 
ter Swart, Wm Sixbury, Sarah Grout and Thos. Wildman, 
who have spent a long time at hard labor among the 
Indians, for license to purchase land on Canada creek re- 
ferred. Order on petition of Robert Walter and other 
officers of the admiralty court (see N. Y. col. mss, 65:63). 
Minute of council of Boston. Quarantine against Jamaica. 
License granted to Wm Bowen et al. 135 

Ap. 18 Gov. Burnet again takes the oath as chancellor. Memorial 
of Arch'd Kennedy (see N. Y. col.'inss, 65:69) referred. 
Accounts of Abr'm Schuyler (see N. Y. col. mss, 65:66) 
referred. Petition of Martha Heathcote, Jacobus van 
Cortlandt, Nehemiah Palmer and Henry Fowler (see L. P. 
9:52) .referred. 140 

19 Order on report on Arch. Kennedy's memorial (p. 140). 
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Abr'm Schuyler for Indian expenses. Report on the peti- 
tion of Martha Heathcote (p. 140) approved. 144 

22 Warrant for paying Andrew Hamilton signed. Gov. Bur- 

net is going to New Jersey. 147 

May 9 Patent granted to Lewis Morris et al (13:199, 203; see L. P. 
9:55). Deposition of Sam'l Clows, coroner of Queens 
county, concerning Thos. Lynstead a counterfeiter re- 
ceived (see N. Y. col. mss, 65:78); order to search the 
houses of Sherrard, Thos. Kable and Deborah Wright the 
supposed wife of Thos. Lynstead, at Oysterbay, also the 
house of Thomas Pullen in New York. Order on an affi- 
davit of Jacob Cuyendall and Thos. Quick of Minisinck 
in Orange county concerning Lidian robberies. Warrant 
to Lawrence Claesen for expenses on a journey to the 
Senecas. Petition of Joseph Loyd for remission of duty 
on slaves referred. Indian presents from Boston to be 
admitted free from duty. 148 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:495). Sheriff of New York 

reports that he has not found any thing in Thos. Pullen's 
house, about counterfeit bills (see N. Y. col. mss, 65:81). 
Warrant for Lawrence Claesen (p. 148) signed. 153 

15 Thos. Sherrard, Thos.' Kable and Thos. Pullen examined 

about Thos. Lynstead (see A''. Y. col. mss, 65:82-83) and 
dismissed. Orders to examine Samuel Burcham of Oyster- 
bay and others. Order on petition of Joseph Loyd (p. 
153). 158 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:496). Memorial of Arch'd 
Kennedy concerning incidental expenses in the receiver- 
general's office referred. 160 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:496). Petition of Daniel 

Chubb (see L. P. 9:64) to lie on the table. Warrant to 
issue to Arch'd Kennedy for incidental expenses (p. 160). 
Petition of Richard Bradley and Isaac Bobin for land 
referred. 162 

25-30 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:497). 167 

30 Petition of Corn's Low (see A''. Y. col. mss, 65:89) referred. 167 
June 6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:498). Petition of Francis 
Harrison for confirmatory patent to his share of 5000 
acres granted in 1714 to Mary Tatham, Thos. Braine, 
James Graham and John Haskall referred. IMemorial of 
Jeremiah Schuyler, Joannis jr, and Joannis C. Cuyler for 
their and Lawrence Claesen's and Jurian Hogan's serv- 
ices in the Seneca country (see A''. Y. col. mss, 65:93) re- 
ferred. Petition of Rich'd Jerrard and Wm Bull (see 
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Gomez concerning import duties referred. Petition of 
Peterse Mebee (see L. P. 9:69) to lie on the table. 169 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:498). Patent granted to 

Francis Harrison (p. 169). Warrants to issue to Jeremiah 
Schuyler et al (p. 169). Petition of Rich'd Bradley and 
Isaac Bobin (p. 162) granted. Warrants for salaries etc 
signed. 171 

14 Legislative minutes (see Tour. 1:499). Petition of Lewis 

and Mordecai Gomez (p. 169) granted. Patent granted 
to Rich'd Jerrard and Wm. Bull (p. 169). 175 

20 Legislative minutes (see Tour. 1:501). Patent granted to 
Conrad Weiser jr, Jobs. -Lawyer jr, and Peter Wagoner 
(see L. P. 9:58). ~ 181 

27 Legislative minutes (see Tour. 1:501). Memorial of Archi- 
bald Kennedy concerning public funds; and, petition of 
John Pieterse Mebee (see L. P. 9:80) referred. 183 

28-July 6 Legislative minutes (see Tour. 1:502-6). 184-97 

18 Allowance for the company of one captain, two lieutenants 
and eight men who are to go to the Seneca country for 
a year fixed. Warrants: to Jacob Verplanck for services 
in the Seneca country; to Derick Egbert doorkeeper, 
Robert Crannel sergeant at arms and Catherine Post for 
services to the assembly. 197 

Aug. 10 Royal mandamus appointing Abr'm van Horn and William 
Provoost to the council; they are sworn in and take their 
places. Further allowance for the men going into the 
Seneca country; premium set on knowledge of the Indian 
language. Petition of Wm Apple relating to land in the 
city dismissed. House and lot of Richard Elliot, cooper, 
of New York city, escheated and granted to Lewis Rou 
(see L. P. 9:85). 200 

15 Report of the committee on boundary act of Connecticut; 

order of council thereon. Report on table of fees in the 
chancery court and in the court of appeals, of governor 
and council referred. 208 

22 Ordinance of fees reported and to be printed (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 65:120). Ordinance relating to the recording of 
deeds to be sent to county clerks (see N. Y. col. mss, 
65:121). Ordinance of fees in the court of appeals (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 65:117) to lie on the table. 233 

Sep. 12 Petition of Wm Bowen et al (see L. P. 9:63) referred. 
Order on memorial by Capt. Henry Holland (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 65:131). Accounts of the auditor and treasurer 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 65:128) referred. Robert Walter re- 
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Peter van Brugh mayor, Thos. Williams sheriff of Albany. 
Indian trade from Albany to Canada. 

Patent granted to Wm Bowen et al (p. 234). Report on 
treasurer's accounts (see A''. V. col. mss, 65:130) approved. 
Petition of Archibald Kennedy for land referred (see L. P. 
9:105). Warrants for salaries signed. Warrant to George 
Clarke for Horatio Walpole. Gov. Burnet is going to 
New Jersey. 

Journal of Abr'm Schuyler in the Seneca country received; 
warrant to him for expenses signed. 

Mayor and sheriff of New York sworn in. 

Additional instructions for Gov. Burnet relating to his assent 
to private acts. Letter from Gov. Saltonstall and resolu- 
tion of Connecticut assembly about boundary line received 
and referred. Copy of an order of council to be sent to 
the receiver-general. Memorial of Archibald Kennedy 
about incidental office expenses (see A^. Y. col. mss, 66:26) 
referred. Warrants for salaries etc signed. 

Report on letter of Gov. Saltonstall about the boundary line. 
Warrant to issue to Arch'd Kennedy for office expenses. 

Warrants for salaries etc signed. Warrant to Charles 
Burns Indian interpreter for services at Mount Burnet, 
certified to by Lieut. Wm Helling stationed there. 

Order on petition of Robert Willasy (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
66:30). 

Commissioners for running the Connecticut line to meet at 
Rj^e in February following. 



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Order of the king in council for restitution of Spanish 
property taken in the war. Time in which to buy 
Indian k.nd as per license granted to Wm Burnet jr et al 
extended (see L. P. 9:90-91). Warrant to Charles Burns 
(p. 251) signed. Instructions for Connecticut boundarj- 
commissioners to be prepared. 257 

Letter from Gov. Saltonstall concerning the boundaries 
received. Report on instructions to commissioners ap- 
proved; allowances to them fixed; commissions for them 
to be prepared. 263 

Warrants to Francis Flarrison, Cadw. Colden, David Pro- 
voost and Jolis. Jansen, Connecticut boundary commis- 
sioners for expenses signed. 266 

Petition of And'w Fresneau and John du Puy (see L. P. 9:94) 
referred. Connecticut commissioners fail to meet the New 
York commissioners: new meeting fixed. Warrants for 
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Report on the petition of John Pieterse Mebee (p. 183) ap- 
proved and warrants of survey granted. Account of Geo. 
Clarke for enrolHng laws referred. Resolution concerning 
the Connecticut boundary line; allowance to commission- 
ers fixed and instruction for them. 271 

License to purchase Indian land granted to Hartman van 
Deker, Roolof Stayley, Gerrit Spender, Ryndert Skeefort, 
Christ'r Hillse, Charles Aker, Lambert Stenbergh, Johan- 
nes Lager, Derick Login and Nicholas Aker, palatines 
(see L. P. 9:95-96). Gov. Burnet is going to New Jersey. 274 

Royal assent to the New York act for running the Connec- 
ticut boundary line. Report of the Connecticut boundary 
commissioners. ~ 275 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:507). Opinion of council 
on a letter from Capt. Peter Salgard commanding the 
Greyhound man-of-war relating to the issue of rum to ship- 
wrights, stopped by the admiralty board. 291 

Petition of Jacob Sharp, Christ'r Hagatorn, Jacob Shoe- 
maker and other palatines (see L. P. 9:101) referred. Ad- 
dress of Justices Wm Willet, Isaac Hicks and Richard 
Floyd of Westchester county (see N. Y. col. mss, 66:80) 
referred. New license to purchase land granted to Wm 
Burnet jr, to include the name of Rob't Livingston jr (see 
L. P. 9:99). Petition of John Haskoll (see L. P. 9:108) 
referred. Warrant to Lawrence Claesen for services in the 
Seneca country (see A''. Y. col. mss, 66:77). Petition of 
Rich'd Jerrard (see L. P. 9:98) referred. Warrants for 
salaries signed. Report on the petition of Jacob Sharp et 
al approved and order thereon (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:722- 
23; Q 3:431-32). Patents granted to John HasskoU and 
to Richard Jerrard. 298 

Order on petition of Stephen and Paul Richards, Jacob Leis- 
ler et al (see A''. Y. col. mss, 66:79). Letter from Gov. Wm 
Dummer of Massachusetts on Indian conference received; 
also instructions from him to John Schuyler and John 
Stoddard deputies for ^lassachusetts at the Indian con- 
ference; opinion of council thereon. 305 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:509). Answer of mayor of 
New York to the petition of Stephen and Paul Richards 
(p- 305) referred. Petition of Wm Bull (see L. P. 9:106) 
referred. 3°^ 

Answer of mayor etc of New York (p. 308) withdrawn. 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:509). Connecticut bound- 

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29 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:510). Patent granted to Wm 

Bull. 314 

July 9 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:510-11). 317 

II Order on the account of Sec. Clarke for incidental expenses. 
Warrant of survey granted to Philipp Pipoon and Abr'm 
Gouverneur (see L. P. 9:110). 318 

13-16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:511-12). 320 

16 Petition of Marc Legaur (see A^ V.col.iuss, 66:97-98) referred. 
Allowance to ofificers employed in the trial of pirates to be 
fixed. Warrant to John Haskall for carrying notice of 
intended survey to Connecticut (p. 311) signed. Order on 
new answer of mayor etc of New York to the petition of 
Stephen and Paul Richards et al (p. 305, 308, 311; see N. Y. 
col. 1USS, 66:99). ;i2;i 

18 Legislative minutes (see .To.ur. 1:513). Report on allowances 
to Marc Legaur, Joseph Whittemore and John Callean 
(see iY. Y. col. mss, 66:97-98, 100, 114) approved and war- 
rants signed. 326 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:514). Warrants to officers 
emplo3'ed in the trial of pirates to be made out according 
to report (see N. Y. col. mss, 66:104). Johs. Glen and 
Johs. Wemp to clear the road from the Mohawk river car- 
rying place to Wood creek going into Oneida lake. 330 

22-24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:515-17). 333-40 

Aug. 6 Royal approval of acts of assembly. Warrants to issue: to 
James Alexander for drawing bills of assembly; to Gabriel 
Ludlow clerk of the house, for incidental charges; to Henry 
Vernon for drawing bills; to David Le Tellier for translat- 
ing Mrs Montour's deposition; to the doorkeeper of the 
assembly for whitewashing the chamber etc; and to Cath. 
Post for use of her house by assembly committees. Peti- 
tion of Lewis Morris jr and Andries Coeymans (see L. P. 
9:119) referred. Warrants to James Alexander advocate- 
general, Richard Nicholls register, Wm Dugdale provost 
marshall, Robert Crannell marshall of the admiralty court. 
Isaac Bobn deputy secretary, Abr'm Gouverneur French 
interpreter, and Rodrigo Pacheco Spanish interpreter, 
signed. 34^ 

27 Warrants to James Alexander etc. signed. Petitions re- 
ferred: of Jacob Sharp et al (see L. P. 9:114-16); of Wm 
Bradford (see A^ Y. col. mss, 66:121): of John Scott jr (see 
L. P. 9:118). Report on petition of Jacob Sharp (see Doc. 
hist. N. Y. 3-725-26 ; Q 3:434-35)- 346 

3 Patent granted to Lewis ]\1 orris jr and Abr'm Coeymans (p. 
342). Warrants to issue: for paying account of conimis- 



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sioners to sign bills of credit (see A''. Y. col. inss, 66:130); 
to Jacobus Kip and Corn's van Home for material to re- 
pair Fort George. Account of the auditor-general re- 
ferred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 66:128). Gov. Burnet intends 
to go to Albany and renominates now Robert Walter to 
be mayor and Wra Dugdale sheriff of New York, mayor 
and sheriff of Albany are renominated. Warrant to issue 
for the salary of the auditor-general. Warrants signed. 349 

Oct. I Memorial of Wm Bradford concerning unprinted laws of 
Gov. Dongan's time referred. Warrants for salaries 
signed. Minutes sent home per Capt. Downing. 351 

8 Edward Blood commanding at Mount Burnet reports on il- 
legal trade to Canada carried on by Nicholas, son of 
Philipp Schuyler and Jacob, son of Hermanns Wendell, 
, with affidavit concerning it by Charles Buckley, sergeant 
at Mount Burnet; minutes of Indian commissioners about 
it received and council's opinion on it. Gov. Burnet com- 
municates the propositions made by him to the six nations 
on Sep. 14, IS, 17, 19 and 20. 353 

14 Robert Walter sworn in as mayor, Wm Dugdale as sheriff 

and both as justices of the peace of New York. ' 374 

15 Petition of Abr'm van Home, Wm Provoost, Wm Burnet jr 

and Phil. Livingston (see L. P. 9:125) referred. Warrant 
to issue to Jobs. Glen and Johs. Wemp for improving the 
carrying place to Wood creek, upon certificate of Major 
Goose van Schaick and David van der Hfeyden (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 66:140). License granted to Abr'm van Home 
et al. 374 

29 Letter from Allured Papple, secretary of the lords of trade 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 66:110-12) with a petition of London 
merchants trading to New York; king's order on the peti- 
tion; extract from the minutes of the board of trade. 
Memorial of Rip van Dam and other merchants of New 
York (see N. Y. col. mss, 66:143) referred. Petitions re- 
ferred: of Thos. Noxon (see L. P. 9:126); and of John 
Mebee (see L. P: 9:129). 375 

Nov. 6 'Report on petition of London merchants (p. 375). ^385] 

19 Accounts of Jacobus Kip and Corn's van Horn, managers 

for repairing Fort George referred. 402 

26 Report on the memorial of Rip van Dam et al (p. 375). 
Warrant to Jacobus Kip and Corn's van Horn signed. Dr 
Colden's report (see A''. F. col. mss, 66:124) to be filed in 
the secretary's office. Petition of Nathaniel Osborn (see 
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Dec. 16 Letter from Lt. Gov. Wm Dummei of Massachusetts, about 
war against the eastern Indians (see N. Y. col. mss, 66:161) 
referred. Warrants for salaries signed. 408 

p. m. Report on Gov. Dummer's letter (see N. Y. col. viss, 67:1). 413 
1725 

Jan. 14 Petition of Corn's Low, Thos. Bayeux, Peter Bristcd and 
Samuel Payton (see L. P. 9:133) referred. Order on peti- 
tion of members of the French church (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
67:5; and, Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:469; Q 3:284). 
28 Order on the petition of Corn's Low et al (p. 415). Answer 
of Mr Moulinar and rest of consistory of French church 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 67:8-10); order thereon. Petition of 
Wm Sharpas and Rob't Livingston jr, clerks of the court 
of chancery about fees (see N. Y. col. mss, 66:16) referred. 
Sec. Clarke's accounts of incidental expenses referred. 
Petition of the heirs of Gerard Beeknian and others (see 
L. P. 9:136) referred. 

Feb. II Executors of David Provoost to hand in the accounts of the 
tonnage office. Proclamation to issue for the better ob- 
servance of the laws of trade (see N. Y. col. mss, 67:12). 
Secretary's fee-table to be scrutinized. 
18 Report on petition of members of the French church (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 67:14-15; and, Doc. liist. N. Y. 3:474'75; Q 
3:286-87). Patent granted to the heirs of Gerard Beek- 
man et al (p. 416). Fees allowed to the clerks of the court 
of chancery (see N. Y. col. mss, 67:17). 

Mar. 5 Report on the reply of Mr Moulinar etc (p. 416) to petition 
etc (see A''. Y. col. mss, 67:20; and. Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:479-80; 
Q 3:289-90) and order thereon. 
18 Warrants for salaries signed. 

25 Additional instructions for Gov. Burnet about assenting to 
bills. Petition of Rodolph Stehle and Nich's Eckerd (see 
L. P. 9:138) referred and warrant of survey granted. 

Ap. 3 Order on petition of Wm Flalliday commanding the ship 

Princess Carolina (see A''. Y. col. mss, 67:25). Isaac Hicks 

appointed Connecticut boundary commissioner, vice David 

Provoost deceased. 4^9 

8 Instructions to be prepared for the commissioners appointed 

to survey the Connecticut boundary hne. Instructions. 431 
Warrants for expenses of surveying said line signed. Peti- 
tion of James Alexander, Andries Coeymans and heirs of 
Samuel Staats etc for land in the i\Iohawk country re- 
ferred. Archibald Kennedy's account of incidental 
charges in the receiver-general's office referred. 436 



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Francis Harrison, Cadw. Colden and Isaac Hicks sworn in 
as commissioners to run the Connecticut line. Patent 
granted to James Alexander et al (p. 436). War- 
rants: to Geo. Clarke for incidental office expenses; to 
Archibald Kennedy. 438 

James Livingston resigns as deputy to Surveyor-General 
C. Colden. Colden proposes that either John Haskoll, 
Robert Crooke, John Verkerke or Cornelius Low be ap- 
pointed to survey the Connecticut line. Orders referred: 
on petition of Peter Vallette, merchant of New York city, 
about duty on negroes belonging to Capt. Rowden; on 
memorial of William Bradford (see N. Y. col. mss, 67:28). 
Order directing Mr Wileman, formerly deputy secretary 
to search for missing acts of assembly (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
67:29). 440 

Accounts of David Provoost late tonnage officer, handed in 
by Mr van Wyck executor of his will; order thereon. 
Petitions referred: of Robert Letice Hooper (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 67:33); of Wm Burnet jr, Arch'd Kennedy, Rob't 
Livingston, David Provoost, Catharine van Wyck and 
Helena Santford, children and grandchild of David Pro- 
voost deceased (see L. P. 9:143). Minutes sent home by 
Capt. Downing, master of the ship Alexander. 442 

Mr Wileman writes that he cannot find the missing acts (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 6y:2g). Patent granted to Wm Burnet jr 
et al (p. 442). Memorial of Jacobus Kip and Corn's van 
Home (see A^. Y. col. mss, 67:44-46) referred. 444 

Memorial of Francis Harrison, Cadw. Colden and Isaac 
Hicks, Connecticut boundary commissioners; discussion 
of it. Warrants signed: to Jacobus Kip and Corn's van 
Home for repairs in Fort George; to Mr Cuyler for re- 
pairing the fort at Albany and the blockhouse at Sara- 
toga (see A''. Y. col. mss, 67:42); to boundary commission- 
ers for expenses in surveying Connecticut line. Widow 
Goose van Schaick appointed to furnish firewood to the 
Albany garrison, vice Widow Hendrick Hansen. Gov. 
Burnet is going to New Jersey. 445 



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Capt. Robert Walter presides. Capt. Woodside, master of 
the brigantine Hopewell from Madeira to be examined as 
to smallpox on that island; his mate Henrj^ Fuller has 
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26-31 Quarantine measures (see A''. Y. col. inss, 67:55, 57). 2^3 

June 4 A pirate reported near Rockaway on Long Island. Order 

for a cruize etc (see A''. ]'. col. mss, 67:48-49). 4 

7-16 Quarantine measures. 4-6 

16 A son of Sir Richard Everett and the children of Afr Good- 
win passengers of the ship Samuel from London have been 
ill with smallpox (see N. Y. col. mss, 67:56). 6 

18 Letters received from Gov. Cranston of Rhode Island and 

from Gov. Burnet in relation to John Drake. 6 

23 Gov. Burnet returned. Passengers of the Hopewell allowed 
to land on Bedlows island. Warrant to Barent Rynders 
and John van Home, owners of the Hopewell for pro- 
visioning quarantine guard put on board her. Warrants 
signed: for salaries; to John Cuyler and Catharine van 
Schaick for firewood and candles to Albany garrison; to 
Rynders and van Home; to John Moore, Thos. Shebow, 
George Southal and John Gififord for services as quaran- 
tine guard. 6 
Sep. 2 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:518). Marg't Codrington, 
executor of Tho. Codrington in error vs Adolph Philippse 
executor of Phil. French. Warrant to Wm Dugdale for 
services in connection with quarantining the Hopewell. 8 

15 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:519). Memorial of Jacobus 

Kip and Corn's van Home (see A''. Y. col. mss, 67:62-64) 
referred. 9 

16 Warrant for their expenses signed. Warrants to issue to 

Phil. Livingston for paying Herm. Vedder and company, 
also the smith sent to the Onondaga country. 11 

23 Warrants signed: for salaries; to Phil. Livingston for 
Herm. Vedder, Isaac Staats, Andrles Bradt jr, Hendrick 
Wempt arid Herm. van Slyck. 12 

29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:520). Order on petition of 
Jan Mebee son of Jan Peterse Mebee (see L. P. 9:148). 
Johannes Jansen nominated mayor, Wm Dugdale sheriff 
of New York; Johs. Cuyler inayor and Thos. Williams 
sherifif of Albany. 13 

Oct. 14 Royal order appointing Phil. Livingston to the council vice 
Gerard Beekman deceased. He is sworn in and takes his 
seat. Mayor and sheriff sworn in. Legislative minutes 
(see 7oiii\ 1:520). Repairs needed, and to be made on the 
fortifications of Schenectady, Fort Hunter and JNIount Bur- 
net; also new gun carriages at AlbanJ^ iNIinutes of Indian 
commissioners received; they have had meetings with 
some of the six nations and with Caghnawaga, Skawninada 
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Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:521). Minute of the Indian 
commissioners laid before the council (see iV. F. col. mss, 
67:47). Warrant to issue to Lawrence Claesen for ser- 
vices in Onondaga country. Samuel Burchild to be re- 
leased from jail, James Smith the sole witness against him, 
not being a credible person. 17 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:521). Warrant to Lawrence 
Claesen signed. 18 

Petitions referred: of Lewis Morris jr and Andries Coey- 
mans (sec L. P. 9:155); of Wm York for himself and other 
palatines (see L. P. 9:151); of Lewis York and Wm York 
(see L. P. 9:152); of Robert Crannell jr (see N. Y. col. mss, 

67:79)- - 19 

Licenses to purchase land granted: to Wm York and pala- 
tines; to Lewis Morris jr and A. Coeymans; patent to 
Wm and Lewis York (p. 19). Warrant to issue to Rob't 
Crannel for keeping Samuel Burcham in jail. Legislative 
minutes (see JoUr. 1:521). Order on deposition by Dr 
Johnson relating to Lettice Hooper's negroes (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 67:74). Smiths to be sent to the Onondagas and 
Senecas. Road from the carrying place to Wood creek. 21 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:522). Petition of Lewis 
Morris jr and Andries Coeymans (see L. P. 9:156) granted. 
Rob't Crannel allowed additional charges for keeping 
Sam'l Burcham. 23 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 522). Warrant for Robert 

Crannel signed. 25 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 523). 26-27 

Minutes sent home by Peter Waye master of the brigantine 

Prince Fredik. 27 

Order on petition by Wm Sharpas town clerk and clerk of 
the peace of New York (see N. Y. col. mss, 67:86). War- 
rants for salaries signed. ^ . 28 



Jacob Moene in error vs John Everson. 

Warrants for salaries signed. License to purchase. Indian 
land granted upon petition of Abr'm van Home, Wm 
Provoost, Mary Burnet jr and Phil. Livingstone (see L. P. 

9:159)- 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:524). 
Order on petition of Jobs. Roseboom and Hendrick Ten 

Eyck (see L. P. 9:164). Legislative minutes (see Jotir. 

1:525). 
License to catch porpoises granted to Lewis Hector Plot de 

Langloiserie (see N. Y: col. mss, 67:101). Legislative 



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minutes (see Jour. 1:526). Warrant of survey grafited on 
petition of Jacob Rutsen (see L. P. 9:168). 37 

28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:526). Petition of Johannes 

Fisser (see L. P. 9:172) referred. 40 

Alay 18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:527). Petition of Evert 
Wendell, Jan Janse Bleecker, Phil. Schuyler, Joannis ten 
Broeck, David Abeel and others (see L. P. 10:4) referred. 41 
p. m.-23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:527). ' 42 

23 Petitions referred: of George Burnet (see L. P. 10:9); of 

Wm Jevon (see L. P. 10:10). Account of the auditor- 
general referred. 43 

24 Warrant to the auditor-general for auditing treasurer's ac- 

counts signed. Patents granted to Wm Jevon and to 
George Burnet (p. 43). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:528). 45 

June 7-8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:530-31). 50 

8 Order on petition of Moses Gombeaux (see N. Y. col. mss, 

67:107). SI 

^14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:532). 55 

14 Warrants for salaries signed. Order on petition by Moses 

Gombeaux (see A''. Y. col. mss, 67:109). 56 

15-16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:534-35). 60-63 

17 Order on petition of Charles and Francis Doughty (see 

A'". Y. col. mss, 67:110) and table of ferriage fees. 65 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:536). 66 

23 Warrants to Tunis Tiebout, Adrian Koning and Christ'r 
Duyckin for work in Fort George signed. John .Everson 
in error vs Jacob Moene. 6g 

29 Wm Newman, Thos. Marsh, Wm Ward, Thos. Atkinson 

and Robert Yates arrested on suspicion of piracy; on ex- 
amination they say they are sailors of the ship Pleasant 
from London, James Morris master, sprung a leak at sea. 
Petition of Evert Wendell etc (p. 41) referred to the gov- 
ernor of Connecticut. Gov. Burnet is going to New 
Jersey. 70 

July II Capt. Walter presiding. Jacob Fleerboom vs Fred. Morris 

in error. 71 

28 Gov. Burnet returned. Jacob Fleerboom vs Fred. Morris 
ex dem. Honan. John Everson vs Jacob Moene in error. 
Wm Kirten and Andrew Law appointed pilots. Petition 
of Henry Hofife (see L. P. 10:12) referred. Warrant to 
the clerk of the assembly for incidental charges signed. 72 

Aug. II Assembly dissolved; writs to issue for election of a new one. 

Gov. Burnet is going to Albany. 73 

Sep. 27 Gov. Burnet returned. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:539). 74 



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29 Robert Lurting nominated mayor, Wm Dugdale sheriff of 
New York, Rutger Bleecker mayor, Thos. Williams sheriff 
of Albany. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:540). 77 

Oct. 14 Mayor and sheriff of New York sworn in. Legislative 

minutes (see Jour. 1:541). 80 

15-21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:542). 82-83 

21 Minutes of the Indian conference at Albany, Sep. 7, 9, 13, 

14. 83 

25-27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:543-44). iii 

27 Order on petition of Dorothy Barclay for pay of expenses 
in taking care of Michael Montour the son of Montour the 
Indian. Accounts of Peter van Brugh for work on the 
fortifications of Albany etc referred. Warrants to issue 
for services in the Indian country, to Jacob Brewer, Herm. 
Vedder jr, Jurian Hogan, Phil. Livingston and Gertrud 
Schuyler on behalf of Abr'm Schuyler deceased. Jobs. 
Mulder, Jacob Maase, Cornelius Cuyler and Lawrence 
Claesen; allowances fixed for services there in the follow- 
ing year to Evert Bancker, Jost van Sysen and Nicholas 
Wemp. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:544). 113 

29 Warrant to issue to Peter van Brugh (p. 113). Legislative 

minutes (see Jour. 1:545). ii7 

Nov. 2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:545). Warrants signed. iig 

p. m.-3 Legislative irnnutes (see Jour. 1:546). 120 

3 Indian deed for the beaver hunting country as far west as 

Tegerhunkserode (Detroit, Mich.) received and ordered to 

be recorded (see L. P. 10:13). 122 

5-1 1 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:547-50). 124-30 

15 Warrants to pay for work done in Fort George to Tunis 

Tiebout and Adrian Koning signed. • 132 

24 Warrants for salaries signed. Petition of Henry Hoofe (p. 

72; see L. P. 10:13-14) referred. Minutes sent home by 

Capt. Downing master of the ship Alexander. 132 

1727 

Jan. 5 Warrants for salaries signed. Patents granted: to Johannes 
Fischer (p. 40; see L. P. 10:25-28); and to Hy. Hoofe 
(p. 132). 133 

Mar. 2 Ordinance establishing courts in Dutchess county passed. 
Letters and resolutions received from Massachusetts con- 
cerning Westenhook patent and boundaries; referred. 
Fort to be built at the mouth of Onondaga river 
(Oswego). 134 

9 Fort at the mouth of Onondaga river; palatines to help in 
building it; how to be paid for; Indian consent to be ob- 
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16 Warrants for salaries signed. A garrison of soldiers to be 

sent to the mouth of the Onondaga river. 137 

Ap. 13 Royal mandamus appointing Archibald Kennedy to the 
council vice Thos. Byerley deceased; he is sworn in and 
takes his seat. Orders on the answer of the Westenhook 
patentees to the letter from Massachusetts (p. 134). 
Massachusetts boundai-y matter to be referred to the as- 
sembly. Orders upon letters sent from Massachusetts to 
the Indian commissioners at Albany, Oswego. Service in 
the Indian country. 138 

27 Preparations made for the garrison to be sent to Oswego. 
Instructions for Capt. Lancaster Synies and Lieut. Nicholls 
who are to command the detachment to Oswego. 141 

May 6 Indians object to the building a fort at Oswego. Account 
of the auditor-general referred and a warrant for it signed. 
Petition of Robert Livingston jr and Lancaster Synies jr 
i (see L. P. 10:30) referred. 146 

June 15 Warrants for salaries etc signed. The Indians have given 

their consent to build the Oswego fort. 147 

20 License to purchase land granted to Rob't Livingston jr and 

Lancaster Symes jr (p. 146). 149 

July 31 The governor of Canada has summoned the garrison at 
Oswego to stop building the fort and to leave; opinion 
of council that they are to remain and continue their work; 
Mr Bancker to treat with the five nations about it. 149 

Aug. 4 Letter from Gov. Beauharnois of Canada; French expedi- 
tion reported ready to go against Oswego; answer to the 
letter from Canada discussed. 151 

10 Answer to Gov. Beauharnois. Caghiiawaga Indians want to 
come ancj live at Saratoga. A few Indians and smiths to 
live at Oswego. i55 

21 Proclamation to issue of the accession of George II (see 

A''. Y. col. mss, 68:17-18) and to be sent to the sheriffs of 
all the counties. Writs for election of a new assembly. 160 

24 The governor and members present take the oaths. Proc- 
lamation to issue requiring all officers to take the oaths 
to King George II. Additional instructions to Gov. Bur- 
net concerning appeals to the king in council. 161 
Sep. 14 The six nations have agreed to defend Oswego against the 
French. Warrants signed: for salaries; to Susanna Par- 
myter and Egbert van Borsom' for boarding the messen- 
gers from Canada. Order in regard to illegal trade from 
Albany to Canada. 163 

29 Warrant to issue to Mr Bancker for Indian service (see 
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(see L. P. 10:31) and of Jacob Fisher (see N. Y. col. mss, 
68:16) referred. Robert Lurting and Wm Dugdale re- 
nominated mayor and ■ sheriff of New York, Rutger 
Bleecker and Thos. Williams of KVozny. 165 

30 Warrants signed. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:554). 166 
Oct. 7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:555). Petition of Lewis 
Francis Fauchere commander of the ship Vigilant Postillion 
of Nantes (see A^. F. col. mss, 68:51-52) referred and 
granted. 168 

14 Duplicate orders from the privy council to proclaim King 
George IL Royal proclamation continuing all officers in 
their places received (see A''. Y. col. mss, 68:13). Mayor 
and sheriff of New York sworn in. Legislative minutes 
(see Joiir. 1:555). 170 

18-19 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:555-57). I7i'~73 

26 Dr Golden takes the oaths to King George IL Warrant to 
John Rose for supplies to messengers from Canada signed. 
Legislative mintites (see Jour. 1:557). Petition of Abr'm 
van Home and Wm Provoost (see L. P. 10:33) granted. 174 
Nov. I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:558). Petition of Lewis 
Francis Fauchere for leave to sell enough of his cargo to 
pay his debts in New York (see N. Y. col. mss, 68:53-54) 
referred. Warrants to pay for Indian services to issue to 
Phil. Livingston, Stephanus Groesbeck, Lawrence Claesen, 
Joseph van Sice and to Joseph Clement. Petition of 
Jannetie Cregier (see L. P. 10:41) granted. 176 

2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:558). Report on the petition 

of Capt. Lewis Francis Fauchere approved. 177 

II Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:559). Warrants signed. 
Warrants to pay for Indian services to issue: to Peter 
Schuyler, Gaishort van Brockel and Kilian Reader (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 68:21-22); to Myndert Schuyler; to Stephen 
Groesbeck; and to Herm. Wendell (see N. Y. col. mss, 
68:25). John Cuyler reappointed Indian commissioner. 179 

15-18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:560-61). Warrants signed. 180-82 
18 Petition of Sarah Varick, Wessell Wessells jr, Abr'm Laker- 
man, Corn's van Home (?), And'w Teller, Stephen Bay- 
ard, Jacobus van Cortlandt, John Lemontes, Phebe Out- 
man and Antie Ten Eyck (see L. P. 10:38) referred. Royal 
approbation of an assembly act. Patent granted to Sarah 
Varick et al (see. A''. Y. col. mss, 68:33). 182 

24-25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:561-62). 185-86 

215 Petitions referred: of Joseph Sacket and Nath'l Hazard (see 
L. P. 10:42); of Rip van Dam, Thos. Thong, Helena de 
Key, John Searle, Garret van Home, Henry Cuyler Gou- 
verneur and John Read (see L. P. 10:43). 186 



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p. m. Patent granted to Joseph Sackct and Nath'l Hazard (p. 186). 

Petition of Rip van Dam ct al (p. 186) granted. 191 

27 Committee on resolutions of the last assembly authorized to 

send for persons and papers. 192 

Dec. 5 Report of the above committee (see A'. Y. col. mss, 68:34-39). 
Memorial of Att'y-Gencral Bradley (see A''. )'. col. mss, 
68:28) referred. 192 

19 Report on the ordinance relating to fees in the court of 

chancery (see A''. Y. col. mss, 68:44). Order directing the 
attorney-general to prosecute land suits (see N. Y. col. diss, 
168:43). Patents granted: to Johannes Hornebeck (see 
L. P. 16:37): to Wm York, Phil. Moor, John Peter Zenger, 
Hans George Baringer and Jacob Burst, palatines (see L. 
P. 10:511). Warrants for salaries signed. Minutes sent 
home by Capt. Thos. Smith of the Beaver. 200 

The French of Canada reported as intending to attack 
Oswego. Writs of election to issue quickly. 212 

Ordinance of fees in the court of chancery approved and to 
be printed. Ordinance concerning procedure in the court 
of chancery to be prepared. Petitions of Corn's Low et al 
(see L. P. 10:50) referred and order thereon. Petition of 
Martha Heathcote (see L. P. 10:52) referred. Van Cort- 
landt and Philippse vs Palmer, Quinby et al. * 213 

Mar. 2 Van Cortlandt and Philippse vs Palmer et al. Patent granted 
to Corn's Lowet et al. Petition of Martha Heathcote 
granted (p. 213). 216 

7 Van Cortlandt and Philippse vs Palmer et al. Report on 
the ordinance for procedure in the court of chancery (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 68:60). 218 

20 Warrants signed: for salaries: to Tunis Tiebout, Abr'm 

Alstine and Adrian King for work on Fort George. 221 

28 Petition of Peter van Brough, Jonas Douw, John Wittbeene, 
Pftrus Douw, Wm Dugdale and Gerard Beekman (see L. 
P. 10:56) referred. Van Cortlandt and Philippse vs Palmer 
et al. License to purchase Indian land granted to Peter 
van Brugh et al. 223 

Ap. 5 License to purchase Indian land granted to Abr'm van 
Home, Wm Provoost, Mary Burnet and Phil. Livingston 
see L. P. 10:57; and, A^. Y. col. mss, 68:63). Petitions of 
Dederick Masterstock (see L. P. 10:59, 62), and of John 
Spratt and Andries Marschalck for land referred, and sub- 
sequently granted. Order on complaint of the mayor of 
Albany (see A''. Y. col. mss, 68:61). 224 



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15 Gov. John Montgomerie takes the oaths after the reading of 
his commission. Members present sworn in. Seals de- 
livered to Gov. Montgomerie by Mr Burnet. Proclama- 
tion to issue continuing officers in their places (see A''. Y . 
col. mss, 68:65). Governor's commission published at the 
city hall. 226 

18 Lewis Morris jr and Wm Provoost sworn in. Letter re- 
ceived from the Indian commissioners concerning batteaux 
at Oswego; order thereon. Phil. Livingston hands in his 
answer to the complaint of the mayor of Albany (see N. Y. 
col. Tuss, 68:70, 72) referred. Ass,embly to be dissolved and 
writs for election of a new one to issue. 227 

25 Order on Phil. Livingston's answer. 229 

May 2 Robert Walter sworn in. Warrant to Wm Burnet for bal- 
ance of his salary signed. 229 
30 Return of writs of election fixed. Mayor etc of Albany vs 

Phil. Livingston. 230 

June 4 Lt. Gov. Wm Dummer writes about Indian designs against 

Oswego; order thereon. 231 

20 George Clarke confirmed by the king in his office of provin- 

cial secretary. . 232 

21 Royal disallowance of an act of assembly. Capt. Bagley 

commanding at Oswego reports on repairs and provisions 
needed there; referred to Indian commissioners. Warrants 
for salaries signed. ' 232 

27 Accounts of the auditor general referred; warrant signed. 236 
July 23-Sep. 21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:563-81). « 237-74 

Sep. 18 Phil. Livingston and Derick ten Broeck farmers of the excise 

swear to their accounts. 265 

21 Gov. iMontgomerie is going to Albany. President of the 

council to announce nominations of mayor and sheriff. 274 

29 Robert Walter presiding. Letter nominating Robert Lurt- 

ing mayor, Henry Beeckman sheriff of New York. 278 

29 Gov. Montgomerie presiding. Robert Lurting and Henry 
Beeckman nominated as above, Rutger Bleecker as mayor 
and Goosie van Schaick sheriff of Albany. 279 

Oct. 12 License to purchase Indian land granted to Rutger Bleecker, 
Nich's Bleecker, James de Lancey and John Haskoll. 
Order on petition of Francis Salisbury et al (see A'^. Y. col. 
mss, 68:97). Warrants for salaries signed. 280 

14 Mayor and sheriff of New York sworn in. Minutes of the 
Indian conference, Oct. i, 4, 5, 7. Proclamation prohibit- 
ing the sale of liquor to the Indians. 282 

« Legislative minutes of Aug. 31, Sep. 5, 10, 11, 12 and 13, given in ihe Journal, are missing in 

this mss of Council minutes. 



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Nov. 7 Nolle prosequi to be entered in re Francis Salisbury et al 

(p. 280). Petitions of Richard Bradley and Wm Jamison 

(see L. P. 10:72) referred. Warrants of survey granted: 

to Edw. Blagge, Gisbert Crom, Derick Crom, Gerrit Blo- 

velt, Tlios. Husk, Paulus Yorkson, Flora Crom and Albert 

Minnelye; to Solomon and Lewis du Bois (see L. P. 

10:74). Petitions referred: of Andrew Nicolls, Evan 

Drummond, Edward Collins, John Wemp and Corn's van 

Slyck (see L. P. 10:75); oi Johannes Christman (see L. P. 

10:73); from Dr Colden (see A''. Y. col. mss, 68:99) and 

order thereon. Patent granted to Richard Bradley and 

Wm Jamison. License to purchase land granted to And'w 

Nicholls et al. 308 

30 Memorial of. Att'y Gen. Richard Bradley concerning his 

salary referred. Petitions referred: of the owners of a tract 

in Orange county (see L. P. 10:78); of Capt. John Riggs 

(see L. P. 10:77); the latter subsequently granted. Gov. 

Montgomerie going to New Jersey. 313 

1729 

Mar. 10 Gov. Montgomerie returned. Sessions of the supreme 
court in New York city temporarily suspended on account 
of measles; warrant to issue to that effect. Petition of 
Burgher Myndertse jr (see L. P. 10:81) referred. 315 

Ap. 10 Royal disallowance of an act of assembly. Ordinance regu- 
lating sessions of the courts of general sessions, and com- 
mon pleas to be prepared on representation made by the 
representatives, judges and justices of various counties. 
Letter from Gov. Burnet at Boston about French designs 
on Oswego. Letter from Gov. Montgomerie to Indian 
commissioners on the same subject. Patent granted to 
Rutger Bleecker et al (p. 280; see L. P. 10: [84]). License 
to purchase land granted to Abr'm van Home, Wm Pro- 
voost, Mary Burnet and Phil. Livingston (see L. P. 10:84). 
Warrants for salaries signed. Report on Att'y-Gen. Brad- 
ley's memorial (p. 308). Patent granted to Burgher 
Myndertse (p. 315). Proclamation to issue calling for the 
speedy paying of quitrents. 317 

21 Supreme court further adjourned, upon the opinions of 

Doctors Johnson and Colden; writ to that effect to issue. 326 
•May S-June 5 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:582-83). 327~29 

June 5 Petition of Johan Peter Kinskern (see L. P. 10:88) referred. 329 
12 Warrants for salaries etc signed. Mr Morris makes objec- 
tions to have the warrant for the chief justice signed as 
drawn. Warrant to Daniel Gautier for repairs in Fort 
George signed. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:583). 331 



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13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. IJ584). Paper of Mr Morris 
concerning manner of drawing warrants (see A^. Y . col. mss, 
68:iig) rejected. License to purchase Indian land granted 
to Johan Peter Kinskern (p. 329). 335 

19 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:584). 338 

26 Royal mandamus appointing James de Lancey to the coun- 

cil; he is sworn in and takes his place. Legislative minutes 
(see Jour. 1:585). Lewis Morris jr suspended from the 
council for reading a scandalous paper before it (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 68:117, 121). 341 

27 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:585). Petition of Fred'k 

Pellinger (see L. P. 10^89) referred. --345: 

30-July 2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:586). 346 

July 2 Order upon representation hy the clerk of the council con- 
cerning his fees for engrossing private acts. 347 
p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:587). License to purchase 

Indian lands granted to Fred'k Pellinger (p. 345). 350 

4-9 Legislative minutes (see /owr. 1:587-88). 352-55 

9 Memorial from members of the assembly concerning the 

ordinance regulating sessions of the county courts referred. 355 

10 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:589). Report on the above 

memorial recommending some alterations in the, ordi- 
nance, approved and a new ordinance to issue. 356 

11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:590). 360 
M Auditor-general's account referred; subsequently warrant to 

him signed. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:590). 361 

Sep. 10 Warrants for salaries signed. James Alexander objects to 
the signing of the warrant for the chief justice. Warrant to 
Daniel Gautier for repairs in Fort George signed. Petition 
of Vincent Matthews, John Cornwell, Samuel Heath and 
Abr'm Lodge (see L. P. 10:90-91) referred, and subse- 
quently granted. 364 

29 Petition of Rutger and Nicholas Bleecker (see L. P. 10:96) 
referred and patent subsequently granted. Warrants 
signed to pay for firewood and candles to the frontier gar- 
risons; for Johannes Cuyler, Peter van Brugh and Stephen 
van Rensselaer. Robert Lurting and Henry Beeckman 
renominated mayor and sheriff of New York; John de Pey- 
ster mayor, Goose van Schaick sheriff of Albany. 367 

Oct. 14 Mayor and sheriff of New York sworn in. 309 

18 Deposition of Richard Murphy master and owner of the 
galley Jenny of Dublin about mutiny of his chief mate 
with John McCullock and crew; order thereon. 369 



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Mr Ashfield agent for Richard Murphy, and Dr Richard 
Davis report that T\Iurphy is too ill to appear before the 
council for further examination. Examination of Wm 
McKinley, chief mate of the galley Jenney, of John Mc- 
Kinley second mate, of John McCullock supercargo, of 
James McCarroll and Wm Espy passengers. 

Examinations continued; of Peter Hagan mariner, Peter 
Stanley apprentice, Richard Carroll cabin boy, John Forbes 
passenger, Patrick McGan, Nidi's English apprentice: case 
referred. 

Report on the case of the galley Jenney and vote; accused 
discharged. 

The entry of the above in the minutes of council not to estab- 
lish a precedent. Court of chancery opened. Petitions 
granted: of John de Peyster (see L. P. iio:iog); of Richard 
Colburn Riggs (see L. P. 10:101); of Johan Peter Kinskern 
(see L. P. 10:98). 



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Warrants signed: for salaries; to Daniel Gautier for work 
in Fort George. Order concerning sessions of the supreme 
court. Petition of Thos. Williams, Corn's Jacobus Scher- 
merhorn and Lendert Conyne jr (see L. P. 10:105) re- 
ferred. Warrant of survey for land in Westchester county 
granted to Rich'd Warman, Wm Anderson, Lawrence 
Gardiner, Joshua Hanlock, John Clapp and John Ferris. 

Gov. Montgomerie takes the oath as chancellor. Royal 
mandamus dismissing Lewis Morris from and appointing 
Phil, van Cortlandt to the council (see N. Y. col. mss, 
68:145); the latter is sworn in and takes his seat. Letter 
received from Henry Smith with examinations at Southold 
and Southampton concerning Samuel Booth firing at the 
sloop of John Baker; order that Judge Francis Harrison 
make inquiries about it. Petition of Abr'm van Home, 
Wm Provoost, Mary Burnet and Phil. Livingston (see 
L. P. 10:114) referred. Gov. Montgomerie intends going 
to New Jersey. Petition of Isaac Bobin and Abr'm Lodge 
(see L. P. 10:1131) referred. Order on petition of Thos. 
Williams et al (p. 17; see L. P. 10:116). Petitions of Abr'm 
van Home et al and of Isaac Bobin granted. [18] 

Warrants for salaries signed. Royal order for the restoration 
of all Spanish prizes (see N. Y. col. mss. 68:144). Letter 
from the duke of Newcastle to the same effect. Translation 
of the cedula of the king of Spain ordering the restoration 
of all English prizes (see N. Y. col. mss, 68:141); to be 



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printed in the New York gazette. Indian commissioners 
report that Jacob Brower has been murdered by an Onon- 
daga Indian near Oswego; order thereon. Order on peti- 
tion of Charles Butler (see L. P. 10:122). 22 
Aug. 6 The Indian murder not to be meddled with until the gov- 
ernor goes to Albany. Hearing on caveat by Mathias van 
Alstyn vs patent to Thos. Williams (p. [18]). Petition of 
mayor etc of New York (see L. P. 10:130) referred. Petition 
of Jacob Burst and other palatines for a patent of pur- 
chased Indian lands referred and granted. 30 
13 Report on the petition of mayor etc of New York (p. 30). 32 

7 Discussion on the above petition. New charter granted to 

the city of New York. Hearing on the caveat of the city 
of Albany against a patent to Charles Butler (p. 22). 32 

26 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:591). 36 

Sep. 3 Warrants for salaries signed. Patent granted to Thos. Hen- 
ley, Nathan St John, Samuel Smith, Benj. Benedict, Rich'd 
Olmstead, Thos. Smith, Ebenezer Smith, Daniel Sherwood, 
Benj. Burt, Thos. Hyatt, Benj. Willson, Joseph Lee, Jos- 
eph, Timothy and Jonah Keiler, James Benedict, Rich'd 
Osburn, Daniel Olmsted, Matthew Seymour, Joseph 
Northrup, James Brown, Adam Ireland, John Thomas, 

' Benj. Birdsell and others of Ridgefield. Connecticut line 

to be run; Cadw. Colden, Vincent Matthews and Gilbert 
Willett to be commissioners; Jacobus Bruyn jr deputy 
surveyor. ^7 

16 Legislative minutes {see Jour. 1:592). Petitions referred and 
subsequently granted: of Gabriel and Wm Ludlow (see 
L. P. 10:134); of Corn's Cuyler and Wm Ketlyn (see L. 
P. 110:136); of Hartman Wendeker, Coenrad Contreman 
and Caspar Leng, distressed palatines (see L. P. 10:135). 40 

24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:5921). Petition of David 

Jamison (see L. P. 10:137) referred. 43 

25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:593). Order on petition of 

the Westenhook patentees about encroachments by Con- 
necticut. 44 
29 Mayors and sheriffs of New York and of Albany renomi- 
nated. 48 
Oct. I No more licenses to purchase Indian lands on the Mohawk 
river to be given, on representation of Indian commission- 
ers (see A''. Y. col. mss, 69:99). Legislative minutes (see 
Jour. 1:594). 49 

8 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:595). 50 

9 Order on petition of Peter Caverly (see L. P. 10:145). Legis- 

lative minutes (see Jour. 1:595). Warrant of survey granted 
to David Jamison (p. 43). 51 



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1730 ^ V. 16 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:596). Fred'k Morris sworn 
in as deputy secretary. Petition of Arent Bratt jr (see L. 
P. 10:146) to lie on the table. 54 

14 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:597). Mayor and sheriff of 

New York sworn in; also aldermen John Cruger, Herm. 
van Gelder, Fred'k Philippse, Gerardus Stuyvesant, An- 
thony Rutgers and John Rosevelt and Recorder Francis 
Harrison as justices of the peace. Petition of Benj. 
Blagge (see L. P. 10:147) referred. 56 

15 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:597). Petition of Elias Pipon 

(see L. P. 10:148). 57 

16 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:598). Petition of Joseph 

Sackett and Joseph Sackett jr (see L. P. 10:150) referred. 59 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:598). 61 
21 Petition of Thos. Standard and Thos. Hammond (see L. P. 

10:151) referred. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:599). 63 

23-23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:599-600). 64-65 

23 Patents granted: to Benj. Blagge (p. 56); to Joseph Sackett 
and Joseph Sackett jr (p. 59); to Thos. Standard and Thos. 
Hammond (p. 63). 65 

24-28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:600-1). 67-69 

p. m. Proclamation to issue for the arrest of Solomon Jennings a 

horse thief (see N. Y. col. mss, 69:102). 69 

29 Auditor-general's accounts referred and warrant subse- 
quently issued and signed. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:601). Minutes sent home. 70 

Dec. 3 Warrants for salaries and services signed. The French re- 
ported as intending to build a fort at Tiederondequat. 
Jean Coeur among the Senecas. French fort at Crownpoint 

building. Order on these news. 72 

1731 

Jan. 4 John Connor convicted of felony pardoned. Petition of the 
Hon. Charles Boyle (see A''. Y. col. mss, 69:111) referred, 
and patent subsequently granted. 75 

Feb. 11 Charter of the city of New York delivered to Robert Lurt- 
ing the mayor; John Cruger appointed deputy mayor. Ad- 
dress to the governor by Recorder Francis Harrison. 76 

Ap. 7 Warrants for salaries signed. Barracks in Fort George need 
repairing; Daniel Gautier to make the repairs and warrant 
for paying signed. Additional instructions received by 
Gov. Montgomerie concerning destruction of the woods. 
Letter from the duke of Newcastle concernmg piracies 

' committed by Spaniards; order thereon. Petition of John 

Avory, Corn's van Ness, John Lyndesay, Gerardus Stuyve- 
sant, Stephen van Rensselaer and Fred'k Morris for license 



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to purchase Indian land on the east side of Hudson's river 
referred and granted. Additional instruction communi- 
cated by the governor concerning ecclesiastical jurisdiction 
to be exercised by the bishop of London or his commis- 
saries. 79 

May 19 Gov. Montgomerie at Albany, Capt. Walter presides. Capt. 
Fred is reported as having brought negroes sick w^ith 
smallpox from Jamaica and is examined; order thereon. 84 
25 Quarantine measures. 87 

June 3 Gov. Montgomerie returned. Warrants for salaries etc 
signed. James Coden and Mathias de Hart appointed 
pilots. Warrant of survey granted to Johs. van Alst (see 
L. P. 10:154). Petition of John Lindsay et al (see L. P. 
10:155) referred; date fixed for hearing a caveat by the cor- 
poration of Albany against it. Petition of James Wallace 
(see L. P. 10:1621) referred. Order on petition of John 
Fred (see A''. Y. col. mss, 69:124). Indenture between New 
York and Connecticut concerning the boundary line; also 
description of monuments. 87 

24 Patent granted to James Wallace (p. 87). Petitions referred: 
of Petrus van Driesen and Johs. Ehl (see L. P. 10:162); of 
Corn's Cuyler and Wm Kettelhuyn (see L. P. 10:164); of 
Daniel Kettelhuyn and Thomas Sharp (see L. P. 10:167); 
of Charles Boyle (see L. P. 10:166). Quitrent for land 
granted to Chas. Boyle fixed. Caveat being entered against 
a patent to Daniel Ketelhuyn and Thomas Sharp by John 
Lindsay, petition to lie on the table. Patent granted to 
Corn's Cuyler and Wm Kettelhuyn. License to purchase 
land granted to Petrus van Driesen and Johs. Ehl. Capt. 
John Fred's vessel to be sunk for the purpose of cleaning 
it from infection (see N. Y. col. mss, 69:127). John Kirten 
son of Wm Kirten deceased appointed pilot. , 107 

July I Gov. John Montgomerie dead; Rip van Dam presides; com- 
mission of the late governor and his instructions read; pro- 
clamation to issue announcing the death and confirming all 
officers in their places. Members not present called to 
attend. Seal of the province etc delivered to Rip van Dam. 
George Clarke, Arch'd Kennedy, Jaines de Lancey and 
Charles Hume [Home] to take an inventory of Gov. 
Montgomerie's estate. ill 

2 Messrs Kennedy and van Cortlandt to inspect the stores and 
make an inventory of them. Rip van Dam sworn in as 
president; James de Lancey as second justice, and Fred'k 
Philippse third justice of the supreme court. [This page 
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1731 V. 16 

6 No will made by Gov. Montgomerie to be found, letters of 

administration are to be given to Charles Home. 113 

10 Charles Boyle, Capt. Wm Dick and John Scott to be sureties 

for Charles Home. 114 

27 Order on memorial of Peter Soumans (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
69:137). Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:6021). Order on 
petition of Mary Price, widow of Lieut. John Price (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 69:138). Petition of Jenneke Creggier (see 
L. P. 10:168) referred. Warrant to John Miller the late 
governor's gardener for work in the garden; he is to con- 
tinue until the arrival of a new governor. 115 
Aug. 21 Indian affairs. War rumors in Albany. Wai*rants: to Chas. 
Home for the late governor's salary; to Jobs. Cuyler, Peter 
van Brugh, Stephen van Rensselaer and John de Peyster 
for firewood and candles to Albany, Schenectady and Fort 
Hunter garrisons. Answer of Sheriff Henry Beektjian to 
Peter Soumans' complaint (p. 115; see N. Y. col. mss, 
69:139) delivered. II7 

10 Pay of independent companies. Petitions referred: of Bur- 
ger Huick and 9 others (see L. P. 10:170); of the corpora- 
tion of Albany (see L. P. 10:169): the first subsequently 
granted and order made on the second. 118 

17 Assembly adjourned. Francis Pelham justice of the peace 
in Westchester county suspended and removed from office 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 69:131). 121 

20 Assembly adjourned. 121 

24 Assembly adjourned to meet the next day at the house of 

Harmanus Rutgers in the Bowr}^ lane, outward. 122 

25 Legislative minutes (see four. 1:603). Royal instruction 

concerning attendance of members of the council. Peti- 
tions referred: of Rob't Livingston' jr, Peter Livingston, 
John Cruger. Henry Cuyler and Edward INIan (see L. P. 
10:173); oi John van der Spiegel, Wm Smith and John 
Borghart (see L. P. 10:171). 122 

Sep. 3 Legislative minutes (see lottr. 1:604). Petition of Thos. 
Smith (see L. P. 10:175) referred. Pay of independent 
companies. Salary of the president under consideration 
(see A^ Y. col. mss, 69:146). 125 

4 Report of comrhittee on the salary of the president; ap- 
proved. Supply of gunpowder needed. 128 

7 License to purchase Indian land granted to Jannetie Cregier 

(p. 115). Order on the petition of John van der Spiegel 
et al (p. 1122). Patent granted to Thos. Smith (p. 125). 
Petition of Rob't Livingston jr et al (p. 122) rejected. 



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1731 V. 16 

Account of Herm. Wendall for victualling the troops at 
Oswego referred. 129 

13-14 Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:604-6). I3i~35 

14 List of papers laid before the assembly (see N. Y. col. mss, 

69:144). 135 

1.5-17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:606). 137-38 

17 Salary of the president under consideration; warrant to him 
and for other salaries signed. Warrant to Indian commis- 
sioners and to James O'Brien surgeon at Oswego to lie 
on the table. Petitions referred: of Tunis van Sleyck 
and Peter Lodowick (see L. P. 10:178); of Hartman Win- 
deckef, Coenrat .Contreman and Caspar Leyp (see L. P. 
; Ii:i)j of Stephen van Cortlandt, Wm Provoost, Rich'd 

van Dam, Rich'd Hansen, Rob't Livingston jr and Daniel 
Kettelhuyn (see L. P. 10:177); of Johs. de Wandelaer (see 
L. P. 10:176); of John van der Spiegel et al (p. 122). 138 

18-20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:607-8). 142-44 

20 Warrant to Jas. O'Brien surgeon at Oswego signed. 144 

21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:608). License to purchase 

Indian land granted to John van der Spiegel et al (p. 138). 
Petition of Stephen van Cortlandt et al (p. 138) rejected. 
Order on petition of Tunis van Sleyck (p. 138). Patent 
granted to Hartman Windecker et al (p. 138). Petition of 
Johs. de Wandelaer (p. 138) to lie on the table. 145 

22 Legislative minutes (see /own 1:609). Petitions referred: of 

Henry van Rensselaer (see L. P. 11:2); of Jurch [George] 
Hough, Hendrick Set, Wm Foex and Roelof Steel (see 
L. P. ri:5). 148 

23 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:609). Petition of Henry 

van Rensselaer (p. 148) granted. License to purchase 
Indian land granted to Jurch Hough et al (p. 148). War- 
rants: to Indian commissioners for necessary expenses; to 
Johs. Cuyler, Peter van Brugh, Stephen van Rensselaer 
and John de Peyster for firewood and candles to Albany 
garrison. Goods come for Gov. Montgomerie from Eng- 
land to be inventoried. 149 

24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:609). Warrant to Arent 

Stevens for services as Indian interpreter at Oswego as per 
certificate of Capt. Edmund Blood, commanding there (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 69:125). 151 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:610). Petition of Abr'm 
van Home, Wm Provoost, Rob't Livingston and Mary 
Burnet (see L. P. 11:3-4) referred, and subsequently 
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25 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:610). Petition of Petrus 

van Driesen and Johs. Ehl (see L. P. 11:6) referred. 154 

29 Robert Lurting renominated mayor, Henry Beeckman sherif? 

and Richard Nicholls coroner of New York; Hans Hansen 
nominated mayor, coroner and clerk of the market, James 
Stevenson sheriff of Albany. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:610). iPetition of Petrus van Driesen et al (p. 154) to 
lie on the table. I55 

30 Warrants signed: to Herm. Wenoall for victualling troops 

at Oswego; to Arent Stevens Indian interpreter. Legis- 
lative minutes (see Jour. 1:611). Minutes sent home. 158 
Oct. 7 Warrants signed: to Gabriel Ludlow clerk and to Dirck 
Egbertse doorkeeper of the assembly for salaries (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 69:154). Lancaster Symes and Corn's Cuyper 
summoned before the council on a deposition of Justice 
Edw'd Sands of Orange, that Symes had said at Cuyper's 
house " God damn King George; is he a king? no." 160 
II Warrant to James O'Brien for service as surgeon at Oswego 
signed. Supreme court adjourned on account of smallpox 
in the city. Inquiry to be made concerning warrants is- 
sued to Gov. Montgomerie for repairs in the fort etc, now 
in the hands of Charles Home. 161 

14 Robert Lurting sworn in as mayor; John Cruger appointed 

deputy mayor of New York. 163 

21 Lancaster Symes does not appear as ordered (p. 160) and 
new charges having been brought against him of mal- 
feasance as justice of the peace, he is again summoned. 
Affidavit of Thos. Husk against Thos. Pullen (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 69:160) referred to Judge Corn's Herring of 
Orange county. Order on petition of Samuel Baker and 
affidavits of Wm Henry and Thos. Fowler and Joseph 
Green (see N. Y. col. mss, 69:150-53). 163 

Nov. II Petitions referred: of Jurch Miller, Hendrick Windecker, 
Peter Deygert and Coenradt Coltman (see L. P. 11:16); of 
Fred'k Bell and Hendrick Hager (see L. P. 11:24); of John 
Jurch Kast jr and Jacob Hilts (see L. P. 11:25). Petition 
of Abr'm van Deurson et al (see A''. Y. col. mss, 70:5) re- 
jected. 165 
13 Lancaster Symes before the council; clears himself of the 

charge of disaffection: examination to continue. 167 

15 Lancaster Symes before the council. Complaints received 

from Joseph Clement of Oswego against the commanding 
officer there for wasting the provisions: Robert Dunbar 
also complains of Capt. Smith's allowing Frenchmen to 
inspect the fort at Oswego; order thereon. 168 



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Dec. 2 Discussion as to the president's salary. Petitions referred: 

of Jurch Hough, Hendrik Sex, Wm Foex and Roeloff 

Steel (see L. P. ii:i8); of Nath'l Hazard jr (see L. P. 

Ii:i7). I/O 

9 President's salary. Proclamation to issue adjourning the 

assembly. 171 

1.3 Examination of Lancaster Symes postponed. 171 

23 Petitions referred: of John Collins et al (see L. P. 11:26); 
of Gabriel Ludl?)w jr (see L. P. 11:22). Reports on peti- 
titions: of Jurch Miller & Co. (p. 165); of Fred. Bell et al 
p. 165); of John .Jurch Kast jr & Co. (p. 165); of Jurch 
Hough (p. 170); of Nath'l Hazard jr (p. 170); of John 
Collins; and of Gabriel Ludlow (p. 170). 172 

1732 

Feb. 4 Letter received from the governor of Boston in relation to 
Crownpoint; inquiry to be made whether Crownpoint 
belongs to the river Indians* or to the five nations. Royal 
order disallowing an act of assembly. Assembly ad- 
journed. Petition of John van der Spiegel, Wra Smith 
and John Borghghart (see L. P. 11:28) referred and patent 
subsequently granted. Order on petition of justices of the 
common pleas in Sufifolk county. 173 

7 Salary of the president fixed and warrants for it and other 

salaries signed. 178 

II Measures to prevent French encroachments on Lake Cham- 
plain. Petition of Henry Lane, John Spratt, Rob't Ellis- 
ton and Fred'k Morris (see L. P. 11:29) referred. Assem- 
bly prorogued. 179 

Mar. 13 Warrants for salaries signed. Petition of Samuel Heath, 
Wm Wallace and John Kelly (see L. P. 11:30) referred 
and patents subsequently granted to them, and to Henry 
Lane et al (p. 179). Assembly adjourned. 180 

Ap. 18 Warrants to Anne Wendell executor of Hermanns Wendell 

deceased for victualling troops at Oswego signed. 182 

28 Petitions referred: of John Lawrence (see L. P. 11:34); of 
John' Anderson (see A^. Y. col. mss, 70:14) ; of Thos. Hanley 
and others (see L. P. 11:33); reports on these petitions 
agreed to. Warrant to Harme Vedder for services as 
Indian interpreter at Oswego in the winter of 1729-30, cer- 
tified to by Capt. Wm Helling commanding there. 183 

May 5 Assembly adjourned. Order on petition of Francis Harrison 
as attorney for Sir Joseph Eyles against the petition of 
Thos. Hanley and others (p. 183). 185 

19 Letter from Wm Cosby -appointed governor of New York 

relating to pay of independent companies; order thereon. 186 



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23 
24 



Warrants for salaries signed. Nolle prosequi to be entered 
in re John Wickham, justice in Suffolk county, charged 
with neglect of duty. Assembly adjourned. 

IMembers of the asseml)ly in town called for a conference on 
appropriations for the support of troops at Oswego. War- 
rant to Rip van Dam for firewood etc to New York gar- 
rison signed. His further accounts referred to the assem- 
bly. Petition of Petrus van Driesen and Jobs. Ehl (see 
L. P. II :3<S) referred. 

Patent granted to Petrus van Driesen (p. 189). Stephen de 
Lancey, Adolph Philippse, Anthony Rutgers, Col. Phil- 
ippse and Col. Beekman members of the assembly meet 
in conference with the council and consult on methods for 
the support of the troops at Oswego. 

Assembly adjourned. 

Members of the council to attend promptl}' when the assem- 
bly meets. 

Petition of Petrus van Driesen and Johs. Ehl for extension 
of time in which to make purchase of Indian lands referred 
and ordered to lie on the table (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:21). 
Order on petition of John Anderson (see N. Y. col. mss, 
70:21). Warrants signed: to the gardener of the fort for 
salary; to Johs. Cuyler, Peter van Brugh, Stephen van 
Rensselaer and John de Peyster for firewood etc to gar- 
risons at Albany, Schenectady and Fort Hunter. 

Assembly adjourned. Order on petition of Lewis Morris jr, 
clerk of the circuit (see A'. Y. col. mss, 70:22). Gov. Wm 
Cosby arrives. 

Gov. Cosby takes the oaths after reading of his commission; 
members of the council present sworn in; seals and keys 
delivered to the new governor; proclamation to issue con- 
firming all officers in their places. 

Gov. Cosby publishes his commission at the city hall. 

Assembly adjourned. George Clarke, Francis Harrison, 
' Wm Provoost and Phil, van Cortlandt now present are 
sworn in. 

Assembly adjourned. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:614). James Coden ap- 
pointed pilot. 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:614). Warrants to Gov. 
Cosby for Indian presents and repairs in Fort George 
signed. 

Warrant to Rip van Dam for firewood exchanged for one 
to Gov. Cosby and signed. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 
1:615). 



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191 

192 



192 



194 



193 

195 



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215 Petitions referred and subsequently granted: of Corn's van 
Ness, John Lindesay, Gerardus Beekman, Stephen van 
Rensselaer, Charles Williams and Fred'k Morris (see L. P. 
11:44); of Peter van Brugh (see L. P. 11:43. Legislative 
minutes (see Jour. 1:615). Certificate of Indian commis- 
sioners about David Abr'm Schuyler's services as com- 
missary at Oswego (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:28) referred. 203 
Sep. 15 Petitions referred: of Dan'l Kettelhuyn, Stephanus Groes- 
beck jr, David Abrahamsen Schuyler jr, Fred'k Morris, 
Charles Williams, Joseph Worrell, Thos. Cockerill and 
John Felton (see L. P. 11:45); of Petrus van Driesen, Jobs. 
Ehl, Chs. Williams and Fred'k Morris (see L. P. 11:45). 
Legislative minutes (see lour. 1:615). Report on the above 
petition. Order on the certificate for David Abr'm Schuy- 
ler (p. 203). Accounts of Anne Wendell, executor of 
of Herm. Wendell for victualling the troops at Oswego 
examined and warrant signed (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:29-30). 205 
21-22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:616-17). 209^12 
22 Petition of Charles Kerr for pay of services as surgeon at 
Oswego granted and warrant signed. Order on petition 
of John Kelly and Simon Johnson attorneys at law, for 
permission to practice in the mayor's court. 212 
23-29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:618-20). 216-19 
29 Rob't Lurting to be mayor, Henry Beekman sherifif, Richard 
NicoUs coroner of New York; John de Peyster mayor, 
John Lindsay sheriff of Albany. 219 
Oct. 5-14 Legislative minutes (set Jour. 1:621-24). 221-28 
Nov. 9 Patent granted to Dan'l Kettelhuyn et al (p. 205). 231 
14 Additional instruction to Gov. Cosby concerning salary; Rip 

van Dam to refumid half of the salary he has received. 232 

17 Warrants for salaries etc signed. 235 

27 Rip van Dam does not refund; order thereon. 236 

29 Attorney general to commence a suit against Rip van Dam 
for salary received in excess. Rumors spreading that the 
governor intends to seize the property of the Dutch 
church in New York; proclamation to issue for the discov- 
ery of who started the rumor. 2;iJ 
Dec. 4 Court of exchequer established. Dick a negro servant of 

Abr'm van Home convicted of felony pardoned. 238 

1733 

Mar. 3 Warrants signed: for salaries; to David Abr'm Schuyler for 

services as commissary at Oswego; to Joseph Clement for 

shingling house at Oswego; to Rip van Dam for provisions 

sent there; to Phil. Livingston for building bateaux for 

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1733 V. 16 

selaer for transporting Capt. Butler there; to Abr'm Cuy- 
ler for pay of an Indian messenger; to Thos. Braine for 
medicines; to Garrit van Benthuysen for passage of sol- 
diers. 239 
9 Account of auditor general referred and warrant for it 
signed. Petitions referred and subsequently granted: of 
Charles Williams and Fred'k Morris (see L. P. 11:53); of 
Wessell ten Broeck (see L. P. 11:52). Gov. Cosby takes 
the oath as chancellor and opens the court of chancery. 240 
19 Letters patent for altering the times of holding supreme 

court approved. 242 

Ap. 18 Petition of Peter Winne (see L. P. 11 :55) referred and li- 
cense to purchase Indian land subsequently granted. Or- 
der on petition of inhabitants of Orange county (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 70:52). 243 

Aug. 23 Warrants for salaries signed: to commissioners of Indian 
affairs for Indian expenses; to John de Peyster, John 
Schuyler and Jurie (George) Cast for victualling the troops 
at Oswego. Boundaries of counties settled and ordinance 
to that effect to issue. James de Lancey appointed chief 
justice vice Lewis Morris; Fred'k Philippse appointed sec- 
ond justice, and both sworn in. Petitions of Charles Wil- 
liams, Fred'k Morris and Samuel Heath (see L. P. 11:59); 
and of Peter Bayard et al (see L. P. 11:58) referred and 
subsequently granted. 245 

Ordinance for running boundaries of counties (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 70:62) referred. Petitions of Peter Bayard (see 
L. P. 11:62) and of Walter Butler, John Lyndesay et al 
(see L. P. 11:60) referred and subsequently granted. 
Above ordinance approved. 250 

Conference with Mohawk sachems owners of the lands near 

Fort Hunter. 253 

Royal orders appointing Henry Lane vice Rob't Walters 
deceased, and Daniel Horsmander vice Wm Provoost re- 
moved to New Jersey, of the council; they are sworn in 
and take their places. Warrants for salaries signed. 
Mayor, sherifif and coroner of New York renominated; 
Edw'd Holland nominated mayor, John Lyndesay sherifif 
fqrred and subsequently granted. 255 

of Albany. Petition of Wm Dick (see L. P. 11:64) re- 

Oct. 10 Ordinance regulating sessions of courts in Orange county 

referred and approved with an amendment. 258 

16 Legislative minutes (see Jour 1:626). Petition of Walter 
Butler, John Lyndesay et al (see L. P. 11:65) referred and 
subsequently granted. 259 



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24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:626). Licenses to purchase 
Indian lands granted: to John and Philipp Schuyler (see 
L. P. 11:72); to Johm Roseboom et al (see L. P. 11:70); to 
Fred'k Morris et al (see L. P. 11:71). 261 

29^Nov, I Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:627-29). 263-69 

Nov. 3 Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to Jacob Glen, 
John Schuyler and Arent Bratt (see L. P. 11:75); to Abr'm 
Glen, Abr'm Truax and Phil. Schuyler (see L. P. 11:75); to 
Charles Williams, Paul Richards, Fred'k Morris, John Fel- 
ton, Thos. Cockerill, Geo. Burnett, Rob't Lansing and 
Gerrit Lansing (see L. P. 11:74). 270 

14 Patent granted to George Clarke (see L. P. 11:84). War- 

rants to Gabriel Ludlow clerk of the assembly and to the 
doorkeeper signed. Address of the council to the gover- 
nor; and the governor's answer. 271 

16 Letters received from the governor and from the intendant 
of Cape Breton relating to distress on the island for want 
of provisions; order thereon. 274 

19 Petition of Messrs Dugan and Laronde (see N. Y. col. mss, 

70:72) granted. Minutes sent home by Capt. Bryant. 275 

Dec. 7 Warrants for salaries signed. 276 

16 Order on petition of Richard Cornwell, Silvanus Palmer 

and other quakers in Westchester county (see N. Y. col. 

mss, 70:77). Patents granted to John Lindesay (see L. P. 

11:79) and to Anthony Rutgers (see L. P. 11:77). 277 

1734 

Feb. 9 Address received from the grand jury of New York city and 
county (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:81). Warrant to Stephen de 
Lancey under resolution of the assembly. 280 

II Report on the petition of Rich'd Cornwell and other quak- 
ers (p. 277; see N. Y. col. mss, 70:78-79; and, X'oc. hist. N. Y. 
31:1010-11; Q 3:611). Phinehas Eyers aopointed pilot (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 70:90). 281 

15 Proclamation to issue for the discovery of who put the let- 

ter under the door of James Alexander (see N. Y. col. mss, 
70:82). 283 

27 Report concerning the above letter approved and papers to 
be filed (see A^ Y. col. mss, 70:83-89). Petition of Lieut. 
Walter Butler, Chas. Williams et al (see L. P. 11:82) re- 
ferred and patent subsequently granted. 284 
Mar. 20 Warrants for salaries signed. Indian affairs; the French 

have built a house in the Seneca country. 285 

. 25 Report of the committee on the above news (see N. Y. col. 

mss, 70:98). 286 



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1733 V. 16 

Ap. I Moliawk sachems before the council: they are sorry that 
Gov. Cosby did not bring his family to America (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 70:101-2). [286] 

4 Assembly adjourned. 290 

25 James Lyne ex dem Casper van Hoesen' vs Isaac van Duerse 

in error. 290 

p.m. -May 2 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:630-33). 291-95 

ID Petition of Capt. Long for land under water at Turtle bay. 

East river to lie on the table. 295 

17 Petition of Mr van Cortlandt for permission to send as mem- 
ber of the assembly a representative of Cortlandt manor 
referred. Plan of the land petitioned for by Capt. Long 
(p. 295) referred. Petition of John de Peyster, Rutger 
Bleecker et al (see L. P. 11:90) referred. 296 

21 Licenses to purchase land granted: to John de Peyster et al 

(p. 296); to Vincent Matthews; to Michael Dunning; to 
Daniel Denton. 297 

22 Writ for election of a representative for Cortlandt manor to 

issue. 298 

31 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:633). 298 

June 18 Warrants for salaries signed. Legislative minutes (see Jo^ir. 
1:633). Jas. Lyne ex dem C. van Hoesen vs Isaac van 
Duerse. Petition of the minister etc of the Dutch church 
in Schenectady (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:107) referred and 
subsequently granted. 299 

20-21 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:634-35). 302-4 

License to purchase Indian lands granted to David D. 
Schuyler (see L. P. 11:98). 
p. m.-22 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:636). 305-6 

Patent granted to Thos. Froeman, Jas. Lyne et al (see L. P. 
11:99). 306 

July 13 Warrants signed: to the clerk and the doorkeeper of the 
assembly for salaries; to. Daniel Gautier for building a 
room for the assembly (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:108); to John 
de Peyster, John Schuyler and John Jurie Kast for victual- 
ling the troops at Oswego. Patents granted: to Jos. Wor- 
rell et al (see L. P. 11:103); to Jas. Lyne et al (see L. P. 
11:102). Patent of incorporation to the Dutch church at 
Schenectady (p. 302). Argument of yiv Murray relating 
to courts of justice allowed to be printed. 308 

Aug. 23 Warrants signed: to Lieut. Nelson for salary as commis- 
sary at Oswego; to Dr Fisher for medicines and to 
Charles Kerr surgeon, there. Patents granted: to Wni 
Cosby sheriff of Amboy et al (see L. P. 11:112); to Peter 
de Lancey (see L. P. 11:107). Licenses to purchase In- 



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dian lands: to Capt. Wm Dick et al (see L. P. ii:iio); 
to Daniel Horsmander (see L. P. ii:io8); to Johs. Lan- 
singh et al (see L. P. 11:109). Accounts of Lieut. 
Paschal Nelson for stores furnished to the troops at Os- 
wego; of Matthew Beeckman and of Thos. Williams jr 
for transporting soldiers, to be laid before the next assem- 
bly. 309 
24 Warrants signed: to Lieut. Nelson to pay his account (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 70:113); to Charles Kerr surgeon at Oswego 
for salary. Gov. Cosby is going to New Jersey. 311 

Sep. 30 Robert Lurting reappointed mayor, Richard Nicolls coroner, 
and John Symes appointed sheriff of New York; 
mayor and sheriff of Albany reappointed. 312 

Oct. 3 Warrants for salaries signed. License to purchase Indian 
lands granted: to Capt. Wm Dick, Nich's Cooper and John 
Lindesay (see L. P. 11:113); to Thomas Williams, Edw'd 
Collins et al (see L. P. 11:115). Patents: to Johs. Lan- 
singh et al. (p. 309) ; to Vincent Matthews, Michael Dun- 
ning and Daniel Denton (p. 297; see L. P. 11:114). Rule 
made about granting land patents. 3^2 

17 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:637). Petitions referred: of 

David D. Schuyler (see L. P. 11:126); of John Schuyler, 
Phil. Schuyler, John Schuyler jr, and Fred. Morris (see 
L. P. 11:124). 31S 

18 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:638). Petition of John 

Schuyler et al (p. 315) granted. 316 

Vol. 17, 1734-38 

1734 
Oct. 24 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:638). Patent granted to 
David Schuyler (16:3,15; see L. P. 11:128). Proposals 
made by the secretary, the surveyor general and the 
attorney general concerning the frontiers, trade and quit- 
rents. I 
25-26 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:639). 5-6 
26 Petition of Paul Richards, Lewis Johnston, Johs. Myndertse, 
Johs. Coenrat Petri and Thos. Taylor (see L. P. 11:132) 
referred. Order on petition of Gerrit Johannisen Lansing 
and Robert Lansing (see L. P. 11:130-31). " 6 
29 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:640). Petition of Lieut. 
Walter Butler and Arch'd Kennedy (see L. P. 11:138) re- 
ferred. 7 
p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:640). License to purchase 
Indian lands granted to Geo. Clarke and John Lindesay 
(see L. P. 11:134). Patents: to Fred'k Morris et al (see 



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1734 V. 17 

L. P. 11:137); to Jacob Glen, John Schuyler and Arent 
Bradt (see L. P. 11:136); to Chas. Boyle (see L. P. 
ii:i35). 8 

Nov. I Legislative minutes (Jour. 1:641). 10 

p. m. Patent granted to James Stringham and Daniel Everitt (see 

L. P. 11:139). 10 

2-4 Legislative minxites (see Jour. 1:642-43). 12-14 

5 Draft of a proclamation for the encouragement of immigra- 

tion from Europe; approved and ordered printed. Royal 
order disallowing an act of assembly. 14 

6 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:643). License to purchase 

Indian lands granted to Corn's van Home et al (see L. P. 
11:141). Farmers of duties on Indian goods called on for 
their accounts. Accounts of treasurer called for. Proc- 
lamation to issue etc (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:118). 18 

7 Warrant drawn June 18 to order of Johs. Cujder etc ex- 

changed for one to order Jeremiah van Rensselaer. War- 
rant to Lawrence Claesen for salary as Indian interpreter. 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:644). 19 

8-11 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:644-45). 20-21 

12 License to purchase Indian land granted to Wm Cosby jr, 

Henry Cosby, John Felton et al (see L. P. 11:144-45). 22 

13 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:645). 22 
15 Account of bills of credit cancelled and outstanding called 

for. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:646). 23 

p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:646). 25 

18 John Peter Zenger arrested for publishing seditious libels. 25 

20 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:647). Patents granted: to 
George Clarke (see L. P. 11:148); to Peter Winne (see 
L. P. 11:149). Warrant to issue to David Abr'm Schuyler 
for salary as commissary at Oswego. 25 

25 Above warrant signed. Patent granted to John Hamilton, 
Fred'k Morris, Thos. Hammond, jNIichael Laurier, John 
Alson and Joseph Sackett jr (see L. P. 11:150). Legisla- 
tive minutes (see Jour. 1:647). 27 
p.m. Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:647). Petition of Elizabeth 

Deane Avidow of Christ'r Deane (see L. P. 11:151) referred. 29 

26-28 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:648-49). 3i~32 

Dec. 2 License to purchase Indian lands granted to Jacob Lan- 

singh (see L. P. 11:152). 36 

1735 

Feb. 5 Warrants for salaries signed. Account of the revenue called 
for. Proclamation to issue for the discovery of counter- 
feiters of bills of credit. Warrant of survey granted to 
Thos. Williams and Edw'd Collins (see L. P. 11:160). 36 



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Oct. 17 
Ft George 

24 



V. 17 

Warrants for salaries signed. Gabriel Ludlow appointed 
clerk of the peace and of the common pleas in Orange 
county; Vincent Matthews the former clerk refuses to sur- 
render the records (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:126). 38 

Patents granted: to Wm Cosby jr, Henry Cosby, John Fel- 
ton et al (p. 22; see L. P. 1,1:165); to Fred'k Morris et al 
(see L. P. 11:166). Order on petition of Gerrit Johannise 
Lansingh and Robert Lansingh (p. 6). Caveat entered by 
Andries Coeymans -and others against a patent to Thos. 
Williams and Edw'd Collins (p. '2>^). 40 

Warrant to Mathew Beeckman for transporting soldiers to 
Oswego. Order on petition of Thos. Williams and Edw'd 
Collins (see L. P. 11:167). Minutes sent home. ' 42 

Addition to the proclamation of Nov. 5 (p. 14). Accounts of 
the auditor-general examined and warrant signed. War- 
rants for salaries signed. 46 

Additional instruction to Gov. Cosby that the surveyors 
gejieral of customs shall be members of the councils in the 
colonies; John Peagrum present surveyor general sworn 
in and takes his seat. Patent of incorporation granted to 
the church at Hempstead (see A^". Y. col. mss, 70:1311). 
License to purchase Indian lands granted to Jacob Glen 
et al (see L. P. 111:177). John de Peyster and John Schuy- 
ler appointed commissaries for victualling the troops at 
Oswego. 48 

Paul Richards appointed mayor vice Robert Lurting de- 
ceased. Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to 
John Groesbeck, Peter Wagenaer et al (see L. P. 11:180); 
to Wm Dick (see L. P. 11:181); to Lieut. Walter Butler 
and Greetje Vrowman (see L. P. 111:182). 51 

Royal order confirming an act of assembly. Draft of patent 
to Hempstead church (p. 48) referred and subsequently 
approved. Gov. Cosby is going to New Jersey. 53 

Warrants for salaries signed. Mistake in drawing warrant 
to Matthew Beeckman on the wrong fund rectified. Gov. 
Cosby intending to go to Albany nominates Paul Richards 
as mayor, Capt. Wm. Cosby sheriff and Rich'd NichoUs 
coroner of New York; Edw'd Holland mayor and John 
Lindesay sheriff of Albany. Patent granted to Aron 
Stephens and John Lindesay (see L. P. 11:185.). 55 

Nominations for mayors etc of New York and Albany made 
as above. 57 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:652). 57 



Account of moneys appropriated for military purposes called 
for. Warrant to Surgeon Chas. Kerr for services at 



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Oswego signed. Petition of Lieut. Paschal Nelson (see 
A''. Y. col. niss, 70:141) referred. License to purchase 
Indian lands granted to Arch'd Kennedy and Lewis John- 
ston (see L. P. 11:189). 
Nov. 3 Patent granted to David Schuyler and John Lindcsay (see 
L. P. 11:190). Report on the petition of Lieut. Paschal 
Nelson (p. 58; see A'. ]'. col. viss, 70:145); order thereon. 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:652). 
4-7 Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:653-54). 64-66 

7 Patent granted to Peter de Lancey and John Lindesay (see 

L. P. 11:191). 66 

8 Legislative minutes (see Joar. 1:655). 69 
24 Gov. Cosby ill and the council meet in his bedroom. Rip 

Van Dam suspended from the council. ^Minutes sent home 



1736 

Mar. 10 



Ap. 



Gov. Cosbv dead. George Clarke elected to act as president, 
James Alexander not voting; he is sworn in and takes the 
chair. Proclamation to issue giving notice of Gov. 
Cosby's death and confirming all officers in their places. 
Seal commission etc delivered to President Clarke; also 
seal of New Jersey. 

Communication received from j\Ir Home, secretary of New 
Jersey, concerning the seal of that province and Cosby's 
commission of it; order thereon. 

Assembly adjourned. Patents granted: to Wm Bowen, Jacob 
Glen and John Lindesay (see L. P. 12:2); to John Groes- 
beck, Peter Wagenaer, David Schuyler, John Enipie, 
Stephen van Rensselaer and Gerardus Beeckman (see 
L. P. 12:4). 

Patents granted: to James Stringham (see L. P. 11:193); 
to John Schuyler and Neltje Bradt, widow of Jochim Bradt 
. (see L. P. 12:37). Petition of John Lindesay and Phil 
Livingston (see L. P. ia:8) to lie on the table. Order con- 
cerning purchases of Indian lands. 

Patrick Lithgow ex dem Wm Nicoll defendant in error vs 
Brinley Sylvester. Patrick Lithgow ex dem Wm Nicoll 
and Ruth Dwight defendants in error vs Brinley Sylvester. 
Warrants for salaries signed. Order in relation to " coun- 
terparts " of bills of credit found in the warehouse of Rob't 
Lurting deceased. 

Counterfeited dollars found in the secretary's office: order 
thereon. Brinley Sjdvester vs Patrick Lithgow etc in error 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 71:14). 

Petitions of Joseph Sackett (see L. P. 12:9) referred. Order 
on petition of freeholders of Orange county complaining 
against James Jackson judge of the common pleas. 



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27-May 4 Assembly adjourned. 87-88 

6 Patents granted: to John Lindesay and Phil. Livingston 
\J (p- 79); to Joseph Sackett (p. 86). Patrick Lithgow etc 
A's Brinley Sylvester. Indian affairs; South Carolina In- 
dians want to make a treaty with the five nations (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 71:20). 89 

13 Account of the revenue called for. Petition of John de Pey- 

ster and Johannes Lawyer (see L. P. 12:11) referred. 91 

16 Report concerning the counterparts of bills of credit found 

(p. 83). Patent granted to John, de Peyster and Johannes 
Lawyer (p. 91). Oath taken by the president a:s chancellor. 
Tools for Oswego. ga 

20 Order on petition of freeholders of Orange county against 
Judge James Jackson. Petition of Adoniah Schuyler (see 
L. P. 12:18) referred. g6 

2y Indian affairs. Minutes sent home.' 98 

June 10 Provision to be made for Mrs Cosby widow of the late gov- 
ernor. Mrs Cosby^ makes a present to the government of 
the queen's picture. Account of the revenue to be filed 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 71:24). Furniture for the council cham- 
ber to be bought. Petition of Lieut. Walter Butler re- 
ferred, and license to purchase Indian lands subsequently 
granted (see L. P. 12:115-16). Accounts of the auditor- 
general examined and warrant signed. Patent for a ferry 
from Staten Island to Elizabethtown granted to Adoniah 
Schuyler (p. 96). Warrants for salaries signed. 99 

15 Letters received from the duke of Newcastle and from Mr 
Oglethorpe about the settlement in Georgia and Spanish 
designs; order thereon. 102 

17 Proclamation against supplying provisions to the Spaniards 

to be printed. Patent granted to Wm Dick, Fred'k Mor- 
ris, Alex'r Colden, Elizabeth Colden, Wm Cosby, Tim'y 
Bagley, Charles Williams and John Lyne (see L. P. 12:20). 
Warrants signed: to President Clarke for council chamber 
furniture; to commissaries for victualling troops at 
Oswego. 104 

26 Pardon granted to Marg't Glass convicted of felony on the 
application of Mrs Cosby. Petition of Lieut. Walter Butler 
(see L. P. 12:31) to lie on the table. Petition of Richard 
Nicholls (see L. P. 12:29) granted. 106 

July r Patent granted to Lieut. Walter Butler (p. 106). 108 

15 Patent granted to Thos. Noxon (see L. P. 12:34). 108 

24 Assembly adjourned. Draft of patent to Adoniah Schuyler 
(p. 96, 99) approved. Daniel Horsmanden appointed judge 
J of the court of vice admiralty. Patrick Lithgow etc vs 

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29 Patrick Lithgow etc vs Brinley Sylvester. Dan'l Ilorsman- ^ 

den sworn in as judge of the admiralty. ill 

Aug. 5 Patent granted to James Mounell (see L. F. 12:37). License 
to purchase Indian land of John Wemp (see L. P. 12:38). 
Warrant to issue to Dr Shuckburg surgeon of the four 
independent companies for medicines furnished to the gar- 
rison at Oswego. 112 

Sep. I4r-I5 Assembly adjourned. 1 13-14 

23 Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to James Hen-- 
derson and John Lindesay (see L. P. 12:44); to Wouter 
Vrooman (see L. P. 1,2:43). Patent to Fred'k Morris and 
Samuel Heath (see L. P. 12:41). Orders on petitions: of 
John Wemp (see L. P. 12:40); of Thos. Hunt jr (see L. P. 
12:42). x\ccount of John de Peyster for supplies to Oswego 
garrison (see A''. Y. col. mss, 71:33-34) referred. Warrant to 
Dr Shuckburg (p. 112) signed. Fees for reports on peti- 
tions fixed. 115 

29 Paul Richard appointed mayoj;;, Wm Cosby sheriff, Rich'd 

Nicholls coroner, of New^ York; Edw'd Holland mayor, 
John Lindesay slxerifif of Albany. 118 

30 Report on Oswego accounts (see N. Y. col. mss, 70:35) ap- 

proved and warrants to pay them ordered. Rip van Dam 
appoints municipal officers: Corn's van Home maj'^or, 
Wm Smith recorder, Rich'd Ashfield sheriff, Richard 
Nicholls coroner, of New York. Alderman Jobs. Burger 
delivers a copy of Rip van Dam's appointments to Wm. 
Sharpas. Absent members of council called to attend. Pro- 
clamation to issue to admonish all ofiticers and to warn 
them against Rip van Dam. 119 

p. m. Draft of above proclamation referred. 122 

Oct. I Proclamation approved and ordered published. Instruction 
relating to the attendance of members of the council. Gun- 
powder to be purchased. 122 

5 Equipments and camp utensils to be bought for the garri- 

son of Fort George. 124 

6 Account of military stores to be taken. 124 

7 Hearing on the objections, made by the mayor of West- 

chester against patent to Thos. Hunt jr (p. 1115) postponed. 
License to purchase Indian lands granted to James Hen- 
derson and John Jost Petri (see L. P. 12:44). Necessaries 
to be bought for the garrison of Fort George. 125 

12 Assembly adjourned. 127 

13 Additional instruction to President Clarke relating to the 

form of prayer for the royal family (see .V. )'. col. mss, 
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Hearing of caveat by the corporation of Albany against 
patent to John Wemp (p. 115) postponed. Legislative 
minutes (ste Jour. 1:661). 128 

Petition of Thos. Hunt jr (p. 115) rejected. 133 

Albany against John Wemp (p. 115, 128) heard, but not 
decided. 133 

Petitions received: from settlers near Fort Hunter about 
building a fort at the carrying place; from Oswego traders 
in behalf of Surgeon Charles Kerr; both referred to the 
assembly. - 135 

Geo. Clarke appointed lieutenant governor, takes the usual 
oaths and publishes his commission at the city hall. 136 

Memorial of Dr Cadw. Colden concerning purchases of In- 
dian lands (see N. Y. col. mss, 71 -.6$) referred. Petition of 
Wm Cosby and Charles Clinton (see L. P. 12:49) referred. 137 

Patent granted to Wm. Cosby and Charles Clinton (p. 137). 
Henry Holland and Rensselaer Nicoll appointed assistant 
justices of the common pleas at Albany vice Phil. Schuy- 
ler and Edw'd Holland, resigned. 137 

Assembly to be prorogued henceforth instead of being ad- 
journed. A freeholder to be appointed sheriff of West- 
chester county. Patent granted to Chief Justice James de 
Lancey, John Lindesay, Paschall Nelson, Jacob Glen and 
Wm Bowen (see L. P. 12:50). 139 

License to purchase Indian lands granted to John Poole, 
Timothy Green, Martin van Bergen et al (see L. P. 12:51). 140 

Report on the memorial of Dr Colden (p. 137). 141 

Patents granted: to Samuel van Home (see L. P. 12:63); 
conditionally to Thos. Ellison, and to John Sackett and 
James Stringham (see L. P. 12:6111). License to purchase 
Indian lands to Valentine Herman andFred'k Romo (see 
L. P. 12:62). 143 

Thos. Broughton of South Carolina writes that he has nev^s 
from Commodore Dent at Jamaica of Spanish designs 
against Georgia. Proclamation to issue forbidding the 
sale of provisions etc to the Spaniards. 146 

Proclamation approved. No vessels to be cleared for St 
Augustine. 147 

License to purchase Indian lands granted to Cloude de la 
Metre, Thos. Nottingham, Wm. Leggitt, George Ingoldsby 
and Isaac van Alstyne (see L. P. 12:70). 148 

The mayor of New York ordered to impress seamen for the 
Tartar man-of-war, Capt. Norris commanding; a committee 
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Assembly prorogued. Proclamation to issue for a day of 
thanksgiving (see iV. Y. col. mss, 71:78). 

Mayor of New York writes to Capt. Norris that he cannot 
comply with the order of the 24th (p. 149) and the coun- 
cil decides it has mo power in the matter. 

Above decision of council reiterated on a new letter from 
Capt. Norris. 

Deposition of Capt. Abr'm Kipp (see A^. Y. col. mss, 71:80). 
Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:675). 

Warrant of survey granted David Abrahamscn Schuyler, 
Fred'k Morris, Charles Williams, Thos. Clarke, Edw'd Col- 
lins and Sarah Williams (16:204). Petition of Simon John- 
son, John Auboyneau and James Faviere (see A^^. Y. col. mss, 
71:81) and ai^davit by Jobs. Martimus van Harlingen (see 
L. P. 12:65) read. 

Warrant of survey granted to Thos. Ellison (see L. P. 12:71). 
Indian affairs; treaty between the five nations and the Vir- 
ginia Indians (Cherriquees and Cattabaws) ; French trying 
to get a foothold at Tierondequat; order thereon. 

Assembly prorogued. 

Assembly dissolved. Minutes sent home. 

Writs for election of a new assembly to be issued. License 
to purchase Indian lands granted to Capt. Pfeter Warren, 
Alex'r Ramsey and Wm. Tattum (see L. P. 12:79). War- 
rant of survey to James Stringham and John Sackett (see 
L. P. 12:80). 

Letter received from the lords of trade concerning Massachu- 
setts and New Hampshire boundaries; order thereon. Rules 
made in regard to patents for land for which purchase 
licenses had been granted (16:312). Indian affairs; the 
French have received permission to build at Tierondequat. 

Assembly meets. 

Patent granted to Wm Corry late of Ireland for land at 
or near Aries creek, Tienonderoga creek, Godority patent 
and Schoharie. 

Gov. Clarke's speech to the five nations about permission 
given to the French to build at Tierondequat (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 71:85, 87). 

Letters received, from Phil. Severne English consul at Sallee 
to Macky and Smith at Cadiz, and from these to Guilian 
Verplanck, about Edw'd Burrows master of the sloop 
Happy of Bermuda (see A''. Y. col. mss, 71:90-92). 

Examination of the above Edward Burrows; order thereon. 

Legislative minutes (see lotir. 1:681). 

Order on petition of inhabitants of New York city -(see 
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15 Wm Cosby sheriff of New York heard on the above peti- 

tion; council advises not to intermeddle in the matter. 189 

26 Petition from Albany about securing the frontiers referred 
to the assembly. Military stores to be inspected. License 
to purchase Indian land granted to Wm Corry (see L. P. 
12:94). Patent to John Lindesay, Jacob Roseboom, Leen- 
dert Gansevoort and Sybrant van Schaick (see L. P. 
12:93). 192 

29 Mayor etc of New York, and of Albany renominated. War- 
rants signed: to Henry Koster for salary as commissary 
at Oswego; to Peter Schuyler as same; to Arch'd Fisher 
and to James Henderson for medicines furnished to the 
garrison there. 195 

Oct. 6 Patent granted to John Wemp, the caveat by th^e corpora- 
tion of Albany having been withdrawn. 197 

10 Warrants signed: for salaries; for supplies and incidentals at 

Oswego; all for a year past. 197 

13 Order on a petition from Schenectady (see L. P. 12:99). 

Patent granted to John Lindesay (see L. P. i3:ioo). 204 

114 Patent granted to Jacob Lansingh, Abr'm Lansingh and 

Jacob Glen (see L. P. 12:100). 207 

18 Patent granted to Zacharias Hoffman and Evert Derwilliger 

(see L. P. 12:95). 208 

28 Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to John Jurie 
Kast jr, John Wendell jr, George Seypel and Peter Sney- 
der (see L. P. 112:103); to Arent van Dyck, Barent van 
Beuren, Leendert Conyn jr and Johan Coenrat Petri (see 
L. P. 12:104); to Henry van Rensselaer jr, Hendrick Wemp 
and Arent Stephens (see L. P. 12:105). 211 

Nov. 22 Patents granted: to Aaron Bradt (see L. P. 12:1,16); to Wm 
Kettelhuyn, Kilian de Ridder, Gerrit de Rider and Wal- 
raven Gluts (see L. P. 1:2:112-13); to Valentine Herman and 
Fred. Romo (see L. P. 12:115). Petition of Micajah Town- 
send and Wm Hawkshust (see A^. Y. col. niss, 71:117) read. 
Order on petition of Phil. Livingston for a certificate (see 
A^. Y. col. mss, 71:116). Warrants to the Indian commis- 
sioners for salaries. 213 
Dec. 6 Patent granted to John Schuyler jr, Phil. Schuyler, Stephen 
Bayard, Samuel Bayard jr, James Stephenson and John 
Livingston (see L. P. 12:121). License to purchase In- 
dian lands to Jobs, van Deurson and Jobs, van der Poel 
(see L. P. 112:120); renewal of such license to Timothy 
Green and Martin van Bergen (see L. P. 12:119). 219 

13 Petition of Coenrat Frank for land on the south side of the 

Mohawk river to lie on the table. 223 

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Jan. 5 Sessions of the circuit courts in the various counties set- 
tled; ordinance for it to be prepared. Questions concern- 
ing the province from tlic lords of trade; referred to dif- 
ferent committees. 226 
18 Ordinance concerning sessions of circuit courts read and 

approved. 2,32 

-Mar. 16 Patents granted: to Charles Boyle (see L. P. 12:128); to 
James Henderson sr, James Henderson jr and John Linde- 
say (see L. P. 13:125); to Phil. Livingston (see L. P. 
12:126); licenses to purchase Indian lands to Aaron Bradt, 
Volkert van Veghten, Gerrit Cornelise van der Bergh, Hen- 
drick Vrooman, Myndert Wemp, Abr'm Mebee, John Hen- 
drick Clarke jr, Arent Stephens, Leendert Helmer and 
Nich's Pickett (see L. P. i3:ii2q); to Henry van Rensse- 
laer jr, Hendrick Wemp, Abr'm Truax and Arent Stephens 
(see L. P. 12:127). 233 

Ap. 4 Assembly to be prorogued. 238 

5 Assembly prorogued. 238 

6 Hearings on the petitions: from Schenectady (p. 204; see 

L. P. 12:123); Wouter Vrooman (p. 115); the first to be 
granted, the latter dismissed. 239 

17 Royal commission received for settling the difficulties be- 

tween Connecticut and the Mohegan Indians; meeting ap- 
pointed. ■ 241 
May 5 Customhouse officers to search the sloops of Abr'm Kipp 
and Edw'd Griffith for goods forbidden to be exported. 
Depositions of Abr'm Kipp master of the sloop Don Car- 
los, of David Griffith master of the sloop Jacob, of Lewis 
Thibon, of John Lush master of the sloop Georgia Packet, 
concerning Spanish designs upon Georgia (see N. Y. col. 
inss, 72:54-57). Proclamation to issue forbidding supplies 
being carried to St Augustine (see N. Y. col. mss, 72:61). 
Patent granted to Arent Bradt and Jacob Glen (see 'L. P. 
12:132). Petition of Joseph Carpenter and John Lattin (see 
L. P. 12:133) to lie on the table. Royal order confirming 
an act of assembly. 243 
8 Rhode Island commissioners agree upon the date fixed by 
New York commissioners in the Connecticut-Mohegans 
matter (see N. Y. col. mss, 72:52-53). Sloop of David 
Griffith not to be cleared. Examinations of shipmasters 
continued; Thos. Pemiston of the sloop Eagle (see N. Y. 
col. tnss, 72:58). 258 

18 Sloops of Abr'm Kipp and David Griffith may be cleared 

under bond upon representation of their owner, 'Sir Wal- 
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of the commissioners for settling Mohegans-Connecticut 
difficulties. Order in re Burger Huyck et al (16:118). 261 

Capt. James Tucker of the sloop Midnight, and Alex'r Hext 
examined in regard to the Spanish intentions against 
Georgia (see A''. Y. col. mss, 72:59-60). Proclamation of 
May 5th rescinded (see A''. Y. col. mss, 72:63). 265 

Assembly prorogued (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 72:69). 271 

George Clarke jr appointed secretary, and Fred'k Morris his 
deputy; the latter sworn in. Examination of shipmasters; 
Wm Seymour of the sloop Johanna, and Joseph Hinson of 
the sloop Mary concerning smallpox in the West Indies 
(see N. y. col. mss, 72:70-71). Quarantine measures. 271 

John Hunt, of the brigantine St Peter examined (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 721:72). Vessels from the West Indies and from 
South Carolina to be quarantined near Bedlars (Bedloes) 
island. 276 

Indian affairs; five nations not to go to Virginia to make • 
treaties (see A''. Y. col. mss, 72:77-78). License to purchase 
Indian lands granted to Eben'r Holly, Solomon Carpenter, 
George Wood and Wm Fin (see L. P. 12:158). Patents 
to Cadw. Colden jr, and Coenrat Rightmeyer (see L. P. 
12:159); to Johannes van Deurson and Johs. van der Poel 
(see L. P. 12:160). 279 

Simon Johnson proposed for mayor, James Livingston for 
sheriff of New York; both rejected: Wm Cosby preferred 
as sheriff; Richard Nicholls nominated coroner. Patent 
granted to John Lindesay (see L. P. 12:164). Order on 
petition of Robert Hunt (see L. P. 12:165). Warrants 
signed: to Surgeon Charles Kerr for services at Oswego; 
to commissioners for victualling troops there; to Lieut. 
Paschall Nelson for salary as commissary there. 282 

Edward Holland nominated mayor, John Lindesay sheriff 
of Albany. 285 

Petition of the sachems of the Seneca country for a pastor; 
referred to the assembly. License to purchase Indian land 
granted to Capt. Edw. Clarke (see L. P. 12:163). 286 

Patents granted: to Alex'r Montgomerie, Alex'r McNaught, 
Peter McArthur, Daniel Carmichil and 26 others lately 
arrived from North Britain (see L. P. 12:170); to John Mc- 
Neal (see L. P. 12:168); to Ronald Campbell (see L. P. 
13:1); to Anne, Sarah, Catherine, George, Elizabeth and 
Mary Bradley, children of the late Att'y-Gen. Richard 
Bradley (see L. P. 12:167). Petition, of John Thomas (see 
L. P. 12:169) tabled. 290 

Legislative minutes (see Jour. 1:724). 295 



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Royal mandamus appointing Geo. Clarke jr to the council 
vice Francis Harrison resigned. Patent granted to Tim- 
othy Bagley, John Watts and George Lurting (see L. P. 
13:6). Order on petition of John Thomas (see L. P. ly.S)- 
Warrants for military expenses at Albany, Schenectady, 
Fort Hunter and Oswego signed. 3.1inutes sent home by 
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Royal order repealing an act of assembly. Assembly dis- 
solved; writs for election of a new one to issue. Licenses 
to purchase Indian lands granted: to Geo. Ingoldsby, 
Timothy Bagley, Rich'd Nicholls, Fred'k Morris, Rich'd 
Shuckburgh, Alex'r Colhoun, Chas. O'Neile, Jas. Lyne, 
Arent Stephens, Leendert Lansing, John Baptist van 
Eps jr, Dow Fonda, Abr'm Truax, Rob't Todd, Wm Eng- 
lish and Alex'r Malcolme (see L. P. 13:18); to Leonard 
Gansdeworth, Gerrit Corn's van der Bergh, Abr'm Wen- 
dall, Abr'm Dow, Dow Fonda, Jobs. Hun, Jacob Wendall 
et al (see L. P. 13:17). Patent to Phil. Livingston, John 
de Peyster, Cadw. Colden jr, John Joseph Petri, John 
Lindesa-^ and James Henderson (see L. P. 13:17). 305 

VoL 18, 1736-40 

Legislative minutes of council from Oct. 14, 1736 to Nov. 3, 1740 printed in 
Journal of the legislative council of the colony of New York, 1:661-767. 



1739 



Vol. 19, 1739-44 



Mar. I Order on petition of Capt. John Budd, Hachaliah Brown 
and Jonathan Brown (see A^. Y. col. mss, 72:101). 
27 Table of fees for the ferry from Rye to Oysterbay approved 
(see L. P. 13:24). 

Ap. 14 Gov. Clarke not to go to Albany and meet the Indians be- 
cause of smallpox in town. Assembly to adjourn for the 
same reason. Minutes sent home. 

May 17 Patents granted: to Corn's du Bois (see L. P. 13:27); to 
Edward Clarke (see L. P. 13:28); to Jas. Henderson and 
Philipp Livingston (see L. P. 13:29); to Arent Bratt et al 
(see L. P. 13:30). License to purchase Indian lands to 
Samuel Burn and William Helen (see L. P. 13:31). Peti- 
tion of James de Lancey and Edw'd Collins (see L. P. 
13:33) granted. Petition of Jeremiah Dunbar (see L. P. 
13:34)- Indian affairs (see N. Y. col. mss, 72:107-9). 
21 Indian affairs; French intrigues. Answer of Dr Cadw. 
Colden to the petition of Jeremiah Dunbar (see L. P. 
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Patent granted to Edw'd Clarke (see L. P. 13:42;. License 
to purchase Indian land to Charles Boyle (see L. P. 13:43). 
Order on a petition of John Auboyneau, Corn's Clopper 
and Widow Ann McKnight (see A^. Y. col. mss, 72:117). 

Information, concerning forged bills of credit; proclamation 
to issue regarding it (see N. Y. col. mss, 72:118). Certifi- 
cate prayed for by John Auboyneau et al (p. 18) approved. 
Warrant to commissioners for victualling troops at 
Oswego signed. 

Above proclamation to be printed. Above certificate signed. 

Order on complaint by Walter Hetherington, schoolmaster 
at the ferry vs Justice Christ'r Codwise of Kings county 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 72 :i'2o). License to purchase Indian 
land granted to James Dillon (see L. P. 13:48). 

Patent granted to Martin van Bergen (see L. P. 13:50). 
Petition of Charles O'Neile, Alex'r Colden and Peter 
Matthews (see L. P. 13:51) tabled. Hearing of Walter 
Hetherington vs Christ'r Codwise (p. 25; see A^. Y. col. mss, 
72:121, 125). 

Royal warrant to grant commissions of marque and reprisal 
against Spain; letter from duke of Newcastle in relation 
thereto. Proclamation to issue authorizing reprisals (see 
A''. Y. col. mss, 72:122). 

Above proclamation read, approved and ordered printed. 
Draft of a commission of marque to be prepared. 

Form of the commission and instructions to be given to 
commanders of private men-of-war. Form of bond for 
owners of them. 

Capt. Pearce of the Flamborough, royal man-of-war wants 
carpenters impressed to clean his ship; opinion of council 
thereon. 

John Cruger nominated mayor, Wm Cosby sheriff and 
Richard NichoUs coroner of New York; Edw'd Holland 
mayor, and Henry Holland sheriff of Albany. 

Assembly matters referred to a committee. 

Report of the above committee. Petition of Benj. Faneuil, 
Peter Fauconnier and Jobs. Hardenbergh (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 72:135-36) read. Patent granted to Peter Winne (see 
L. P. 13:59). 

Warrant to commissioners for victualling troops at Oswego 
signed. Vessels known or suspected of trade with the 
Spaniards to be cleared only under bond. 

Lieut. Walter Butler commanding at Fort Hunter to be 
commissioner for building a fort in the Mohawk country 
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Vidonia and Malmsey vines on board the snow Restoration 
Thos. Fowler master, and the ship Canary Merchant John 
Plunkett master, not to be seized (see A'. )'. co]. iiiss, 
72:146-47). 
Letter received from Gov. Belcher relating to boundary mat- 
ters. Commissioners to meet at All)any. 



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Capt. Henry Row appointed commissioner of fortifications 
vice Corn's de Peyster declined. 

Petitions of Rev Henry Barclay (see L. P. 13:63); of Peter 
Winne and James Dillon (see L. P. 13:64) for licenses to 
purchase Indian lands referred and subsequently granted. 
Petitions of Jacques Cortelyou, Jacques Cortelyou 
jr, Hermanns Borkelo and Simon Simonson (see L. P. 
13:22), and of Thos. Stillwell both for ferry rights from 
Long Island to Staten Island referred. Warrants for 
salaries signed. Debtors of the treasury to be prosecuted. 

Fees of the admiralty court in cases of prizes considered and 
an ordinance relating to them to be prepared. 

Ordinance for establishing fees for the condemnation of 
I'tizes in the admiralty court. Massachusetts boundary. 
Jacques Cortelyou et al to withdraw their petition (p. 56) 
and bring in another. 

Proclamations to issue: against damages to the fortifications; 
to recall commissions of marque. Leggit of Westchester 
accused of dissuading men from enlisting against Spain, to 
be prosecuted. 

Opinion of council concerning a double guard at Oswego. 
Mohawks want a new chapel; referred to the assembly. 

Letters received from the duke of Newcastle with the 
declaration of war against Spain; proclamation to issue 
announcing it and calling for volunteers. Royal order re- 
ceived concerning letters of marque. Order on a caveat 
entered by Corn's van Brunt, Jose van Brunt, Rutger van 
Brunt, Nich's van Brunt, George Lott and Thos. Pallut 
against ferry right petiti(jned for by Jacques Cortelyou 
et al (p. 56, 64). 

Legget and Barnes not to be prosecuted for the present. 
Message from the assembly about adjournment. 

Reversed side 

Draft of a commission of marque and reprizal and instruc- 
tions to commanders of private men-of-war. Form of bond 
to be given by owners. Terret Lester appointed pilot. i 

Embargo laid on all provisions. 14 

Instructions to Gov. Clarke for the expedition against the 
Spanish colonies. Proclamation to issue for the en- 
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24 Proclamation to invite volunteers to come forward and 
enlist. " Method and form " to be subscribed by volun- 
teers received from Col. Blakeney. 2j 

2"] Col. Blakeney present in council. Letters to be written to 

enlisting officers (see A''. Y. col. mss, ^y. 3-4). 30 

28 Account of available moneys in the treasury called for. 
Alinissink affairs. Assembly to be asked to provide means 
for the expedition. 31 

July 5 Order on a letter from Anth. Lispenard jr, John Ward, 
David Ogden and Wm Fowler about the command of a 
company raised by them; Anthony Lispenard to be captain. 
Affidavit of Solomon Davis about Minissink matters 
referred. 32 

12 Opinion of council concerning the pay to be given to the 

volunteers. t^^i 

22 David Provoost jr to be captain of a company raised by 
him; the lieutenancy is offered to Hinman who refuses to 
accept; he is to be persuaded to take it. 35 

26 Robert Kennedy appointed 2d lieutenant, Wm Nicolls 
ensign in Capt. Provoost's company. Answer from the 
burgomasters of Amsterdam (see N . Y. col. mss, 72:142). 
Warrants for salaries signed. Patent granted to Valkert ' 
Oothout, John de Wit, James Gardiner, Chas. Williams, 
Rich'd Nicholls, Wm Jamison et al (see L. P. 13:68). 36 

Aug. 4 Embargo on provisions raised sufficient quantities having 

been secured for the expedition. , 38 

5 Translation of letter from the burgomasters of Amsterdam 

(p. 36). Thos. Stillwell granted the sole ferry right from 
Yellow Hook, Kings county, to the mouth of the Kill van 
KuU on Staten Island. Minutes sent home. 39 

Sep. 29 Indian conference at Albany, Aug. 16-17. Royal approbation 
of an act of assembly. John Cruger nominated mayor, 
Wm Jamison sheriff, Rich'd Nicholls coroner of New 
York; John Schuyler jr mayor, Henry Holland sheriff of 
Albany. Warrants for salaries signed. 41 

Oct. 14 Warrant to commissioners for victualling troops at Oswego 

signed. 58 

20 Patent granted to Jacob Mase, John Rutger Bleecker and 

Jacobus Rutger Bleecker (see L. P. 13:67). 66 

Nov. 3 Warrant to commissioners for victualling troops at Oswego. 59 

6 Additional instruction to Gov. Clarke relating to the value 

of foreign coins; proclamation to issue promulgating it. 59 
Dec. 2 Proclamation relating to foreign coin read, approved and 
to be printed. Paul Frangois Cebe surgeon, and wife, both 
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Letter from the lords of trade abuut the boundary line be- 
tween Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Patent granted to 
Stephen Bayard et al (see L. P. 13-70). Warrants for 
salaries signed. 67 



Letter received from Admiral Vernon regarding Spanish 
and French naval movements. No provisions to be ex- 
ported to foreign ports. Indian afifairs (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
73:29). 

Letter from the duke of Newcastle about trade etc; order 
thereon. Wheat forbidden to be exported. Draft of patent 
to Stephen Bayard approved. 

Petition of Jeremiah Lattouch and Joseph Hains for leave 
to export wheat bought for Thos. Gunter and Thos. 
Perkins of Boston granted. Col. John Moore and Col. 
Joseph Robinson, allowed to export beer and candles 
loaded on board a brigantine before the order of January 
19th. 

Warrants for salaries signed. Petition of Corn's van Home 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 73:37, 40) rejected. Vincent Pearce 
vs John Key and Michael Hubbard in error;, same vs 
George Cummins. 

Records saved from the fire in the fort to be stored in the 
city hall. 

Arrangements to be made in the common council room of 
the city hall for placing the records. 

Archibald Kennedy vs Thomas Fowles. 

Petition of Gulian Verplanck (see A''. Y. col. mss, 73:42); not 
granted. Petition of John Cruger (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
73:44); not granted. Council advise that the petitions of 
Isaac and Abr'm de Peyster (see A^. Y. col. mss, 73:45) and 
of John Merrett (see A''. Y. col. viss, 73:43) be granted. 

Royal order and proclamation concerning military stores 
etc received; also letter from And'w Stone secretary of the 
lords justices in relation to export of provisions; orders 
thereon. Corn's van Home's sloop Garrett to be sent 
from Suffolk county to New York when found. 

Request of the common council to offer by proclamation a 
reward for the discovery of incendiaries (see A''. Y. col. mss. 
74:9); so ordered. Petition of Lauchlan Campbell et al 
(see L. P. 13:73-74) referred. Comyns vs Pearce; Key and 
Hubbard vs Pearce; Kennedy vs Fowles. 

Information received concerning Langlazaree suspected of 
being a French spy; to be arrested. Pearce vs Comyns; 
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17 Key and Hubbard vs Pearce; Comyns vs Pearce; Kennedy 

vs Fowles. 98 

18 Report on the petition of Lauchlan Campbell (p. 93; see 

L. P. 13:76-77); approved. Kennedy vs Fowles; Pearce vs 
Comyns; same vs Key and Hubbard. 98 

22 Petition of Lauchlan Campbell (see L. P. 13:75); report 

thereon. 103 

23 Pearce vs Comyns; same vs Key and Hubbard. 106 
25 Order on representation from the judges of the supreme 

court for enlarging the present term. Royal order con- 
cerning form of prayer for the royal family to be pro- 
mulgated by proclamation. 107 
27 Pearce vs Comyns; same vs Key and Hubbard. 109 

29 Letters received from Gov. Faesch of Curagao concerning 

want of flour and provisions there; referred. 109 

30 Report on the above letters. Accounts of Lieut. Paschall 

Nelson and Surgeon Charles Kerr referred. no 

May 23 Term of the supreme court further extended. Petition of 

the mayor etc of New York (see N. Y. col. mss, 73:46); 

not granted. in 

June 9 The negro Jack convicted of connection with the conspiracy 

pardoned (see A''. Y. col. mss, 73:54-55, 57). 114 

13 The negro Bastian likewise (see A''. Y. col. mss, 73:58). 114 

14 Circuit courts " up Albany river " postponed for a year on 

account of trials of negro conspirators. Proclamation to 
issue offering a pardon to all who give information con- 
cerning the conspiracy. 115 
27 Term of the supreme court extended. 116 

July 16 Sentence of the negroes Quack and Othello who were to 
be burnt changed to- hanging. Jasper, a negro belonging 
to Robert Bound, and Toby to Hercules Windover par- 
doned. Order on petition of Hendrick Ramsen et al (see 
L. P. 13:79). Warrants for salaries signed. 116 

Aug. 3 Term of the supreme court extended. 118 

10 Four Spanish negroes brought to New York to Capt. John 
Lush pardoned, a fifth one belonging to Capt. Surlye to 
be executed. 119 

31 Term of the supreme court enlarged. Proclamation to issue 

appointing a day of thanksgiving for deliverance from the 
" wicked and dangerous conspiracy." 120 

Sep. 5 Letters: from the duke of Newcastle about troops for the 
expedition under Lord Cathcart; from Gen. Thos. Went- 
worth on the same subject. Proclamation to issue calling 
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23 Warrants: to Charles Kerr surgeon at Oswego; to Lieut. 
Paschall Nelson for transporting soldiers; to Gov. Clarke 
for same and for salaries signed. Petitions referred: of 
Peter Winne and James Dillon (see L. P. 13:87) of Rev. 
Henry Barclay (see L. P. 1,3:88). 123 

25 Patents granted to the foregoing. 125 
29 Petition of Jean Drouet (see N. ]'. col. inss, 73:59-60) re- 
ferred. Mayors etc of New York and Albany renominated. 126 

Oct. 6 Petitions referred: of Leendert Gansevort, Henry Hol- 
land, Corns, ten Broeck, Jacob Wendell, Abr'm H. Wen- 
dell, Johannes H. Wendell, Johs. Hun, Abr'm Dow, Peter 
Winne, Garrit Corns, van den Bergh, Dow Fonda, John 
Lindesay, Anna widow of Johs. Everts Wendell and Edw'd 
Holland (see L. P. 13:94); of John Schuyler (see L. P. 
13:96); of Gerardus and John Groesbeck (see L. P. 13:97). 
The last two granted; further information required on the 
first. Warrants signed to Wm Bradford for salary as 
printer; to Andries Bratt for salary as commissary at ■ 
Oswego. Letters: from Gov. Wm Shirley of Boston; 
from Jno. Minote about French intrigues among the 
Indians: referred to the assembly. Report on petition of 
Jean Drouet (p. 126). 128 

29 Warrants: to contractors for victualling troops at Oswego; 
to Henry van Rensselaer for same; to James Ramsay for 
salary as surgeon there; to Gov. Clarke for military trans- 
portation. 132 

Nov. 4 Warrant to Henry van Rensselaer for transporting powder 
to Oswego signed. Patent granted to Leendert Gansevort 
et al (p. 128; see L. P. 13:104). 132 

16 Petition of Jean Drouet master of the ship Zephyr de 
Bourdeaux for leave to sell some of his cargo to pay for 
repairs to his ship granted. 134 

26 License to purchase Indian lands granted to Stephen Bayard, 

Corn's van Schaick, John Baptist van Rensselaer, Johs. van 
Duersen, Barent Vaasburgh and Jacobus van Rensselaer 
(see L. P. 13:109); patent to Peter Schuyler et al (see L. P. 
13:81). Petition of Robert Livingston, John Cannon, John 
Cannon, jr, Jesse Montagnie, John Aspinwall and Gerard 
Beekman for wharf right and land. under water in Mont- 
gomerie ward referred for further information. 135 

Dec. 22 Order on complaint by inhabitants of Rye against Benj. 
Brow-n justice of the Peace (see A''. Y. col. mss, 73:65). 
Warrants for salaries signed. License to purchase Indian 
lands granted to Phil. Livingston jr, Henry Holland, Gerrit 
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Johs. Seger (see L. P. 13:110). Report on the petition of 
Robert Livingston et al (p. 135); granted. 



137 



Conference with members of the assembly concerning mili- 
tary stores arrived from England. Petition of Altje 
Colden, Samuel Heath and Francis Sylvester (see L. P. 
13:106) referred. Petition of Edw'd Collins, Arent 
Stephens, Cornelia widow of- John Schuyler jr, and Henry 
Holland for the same tract of land granted. 

Answer of Benj. Brown to the complaint against him (p. 
137; see A''. Y. col. mss, 73:70). Order in regard to filing 
complaints. 

Protest and affidavit by the master and supercargo of the 
brigantine Sea Horse against Thos. Pickering governor of 
Tortola. Complaint against Benj. Brown (p. 137, 139) to 
be dismissed. Warrants for salaries signed. Negro Tom 
sentenced to be hanged for burning the house of Widow 
Bratt reprieved. Patent granted to Richard Bradley (see 
L. P. 13:115). 

Negro Tom to be executed. Bond given for the Sea Horse 
(p. 143) to be cancelled. 

Letter handed in by Col. Robinson, which directed to 
'' Capt." Robinson was found under his door revealing 
some design against the city; opinion of council thereon. 

Smallpox reported raging at Curacao; vessels arrived from 
there to be inspected and quarantined if necessary. 

Quarantine measures. Indian affairs; southern Indians ex- 
pected at Albany; Gov. Clarke to go there. License to 
purchase Indian lands granted to Hendrick Ramsen (see 
L. P. 13:116). 

Order on petition of Mary Burton (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 74:142- 
43). Warrant to Gov. Clarke for house rent. 

Fred'k Philipse and Dan'l Horsmanden certify that Mary 
Burton is entitled to the reward claimed. Minutes sent 
home. 

Indian affairs; meeting between six nations and southern 
Indians necessary; Georgia sends money for presents to six 
nations; Gov. Clarke advised to go to Albany. 

Petition of Thomas, William, Richard, Nathaniel and Walter 
Hughson (see A''. Y. col. mss, 73:72) rejected. License to 
purchase Indian lands granted to Adoniah Schuyler, Sam'l 
Bayard jr, J. B. van Rensselaer, Oliver de Lancey, 
Margaret Vetch, Claus van den Bergh, Marg't Guss, Abr'm 
Vaasburgh, John van Duerse, Hendrick Coster and Tobias 
ten Eyck (see L. P. 13:120). Petition of Joseph Sackett 
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Warrants to Gov. Clarke for Indian presents and for ex- 
penses of journey to Albany signed. 155 

Difificulties tO' obtain the money on the above warrants from 
the treasurer. 156 

Order on petition of James Alexander and John IMoore (see 
L. P. 13:119). Warrants for salaries and Indian commis- 
sioners. 157 

Report of the plague raging at Surinheim [Surinam]. Order 
on a petition of Stephen Bayard, Corns, van Schaick et al 
(p. 13s; see L. P. 13:123), and caveat against it by the 
owners of Westenhook patent. License to purchase Indian 
land granted to Jeremiah Greslaer, Martinus Vrooman, 
Barent Vrooman and Jesaias Swart (see L. P. 13:124). 
Warrants to Gov. Clarke for firewood and candles to Fort 
George signed. 160 

Letters from Capt. Wm Ellis, commanding the Gosport man- 
of-war, wanting men and announcing that he has orders to 
sail for S. Carolina; impress warrants issued; volunteers 
for the cruise called for. 163 

Letter received from Capt. Wm Ellis, asking that an em- 
bargo be laid on all ships, until he has completed the crew 
of the Gosport; council advise not to do it. ■ 165 

Edward Collins as agent of the Westenhook patentees with- 
draws the caveat against patent to Stephen Bayard et al 
(p. 160); it is granted. 166 

Patent granted to Richard Bradley (see L. P. 13:125). Peti- 
tion of John and Eupham Alsop (see L. P. 13:127) not 
granted because the land asked for might lay in the 
Wawayanda or Minisinck patents. Letter received from 
Cadw. Colden concerning Luke Barrington arrested for 
seditious and treasonable words; Luke Barrington who has 
passed himself of for a schoolmaster and for a methodist 
preacher under the name of Singleton, to be kept in prison. 
Warrants for salaries signed. 167 

George Jos. Moore deputy clerk of the council appointed 
upon her petition guardian of Mary Burton under age, for 
receiving a reward (p. 149). I/O 

Mayor, sheriff and coroner of New York renominated; 
Cornelius Cuyler nominated mayor, Henry Holland sheriff 
of Albany. 170 

Patents granted for land in Orange county: to John and 
Eupham Alsop (see L. P. 13:133); to Bartholomew Vroo- 
man, Martinus Vrooman, Barent Vrooman, Jesaias Swart 
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chase lands: to Jobs. Lawyer jr, Nicholas York, John Ecker- 
son and Peter Silly (see L. P. 13:130); to Wm Bauch and 
Jacob Fred'k Lawyer (see L. P. 13:129). Warrants signed: 
to Corns, ten Broeck for military transportalion; to Chas. 
Kerr for salary as surgeon at Oswego. 171 

18 Letter from Thos. Corbett, secretary of the admiralty board 
in regard to providing crews for men-of-war. Letter re- 
ceived from Capt. Peter Warren of the Launceston man- 
of-war about desertions; proclamation to issue accord- 
ingly. 174 
Warrants for the service at Oswego signed. Minutes sent 
home. 176 

Letter received from Lt. Gov. Wm Gooch of Virginia on 
Indian troubles; Virginia and Maryland intend to send 
commissioners for a treaty with the six nations. Indian 
affairs; minutes of Indian commissioners Mar. 7, 20, 1743; 
letter from Gov. Clarke to Indian commissioners. 177 

28 Assembly votes received. 187 

29 Warrants for salaries signed. Patents granted to Richard 

Bradley and his daughters Anne and Catherine (see L. P. 
13:138)- License to purchase Indian lands to Moses 
Northrup, Abigail his wife, and Moses Northrup jr (see 
L. P. 13:140). Patent to Casparus Bronck, Gerrit van 
Bergen, Martin van Bergen and Hendrick Ramsen (see 
L. P. 13:137). i83 

May 15 Letter received from Gen. Oglethorpe at Frederica on Indian 
afifairs, Spanish invasion and asking for guns and powder; 
no guns can be sent on account of the threatening war 
with France. 192 

24 Order on a memorial by Patrick Houston (see N. Y. col. mss, 
74:15s) and a letter from Gen. Oglethorpe about the loan 
of guns. Warrant of survey granted to John de Peyster 
(see L. P. 13:145). Petition of Alex'r Golden (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 74:157) granted. 193 

27 Report on the memorial of Patrick Houston (p. 193) ; old 
guns to be loaned. Order on petition of John Little (see 
L. P. 13:147). Warrant of survey granted to Richard 
Bradley (see L. P. 13:146). 198 

June 16 Letter from Indian commissioners at Albany; minutes of 
the same, May 2. Warrants for salaries etc signed. Patent 
granted to Stephen Bayard (see L. P. 13:148). 201 

21 License to purchase Indian lands granted to John Ruther- 
ford (see L. P. 13:152). Answer received from Cadw. 



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Colden to the petition of John Little (p. 19S). Order on 
petition of John Cleves (see A''. Y. col. mss, 74:151). 213 

Sep. 22 Gov. George Clinton takes the oaths after the reading of his 
House of commission and swears in the members of tlie council 

Geo. Clarke present: Lt. Gov. Geo. Clarke delivers the seals. Procla- 
mation to issue continuinp all officers in their places. The 
governor's commission published at the city hall. 216 

26 Dr Cadw. Colden takes the oaths. Assembly to be dissolved. 217 

27 Writs to elect a new assembly to be made returnable on the 

8th of November. 218 

29 Mayors, sheriffs and coroner of New York and of Albany 

renominated. 218 

Oct. 18 Philipp van Cortlandt and Dan'l Horsmanden sworn in. 
Letter from the lords justices about impending war with 
France. Council adjourns to the house of Geo. Clarke. 219 
19 Lt. Gov. Clarke to be sworn in as councillor; refuses on 
account of infirmity; his opinion on what is necessarj'' for 
the defense of the frontiers; orders given accordingly. 
Vessels to Albany to wait for letters. 220 

Dec. I Warrants: to Indian commissioners for expenses; to Hyde 
Clarke for salary as commissary; for salaries to officials; 
to Johan Jost Herkeman etc. 224 

7 Smallpox reported raging in Jamaica; quarantine measures. 
Warrant to Chas. Kerr surgeon at Oswego signed. License 
to purchase Indian land granted to Abr'm Lansing jr, 
Abr'm Dow, Peter Winne and Jacob Lansing (see L. P. 
13:150). 225 

22 Warrants for salaries signed (Goldsbrow Banyan and Christ'r 
Blondell doorkeepers of the council). Richard Warner 
and Amos Petit appointed pilots; captains Jasper Farmar, 
Rich'd Durham, Hugh Wentworth, Thos. Vater and 
John Lush to examine them. 229 

1744 

Jan. 12 Order of the king in council on an appeal of Vincent 

Pearce vs George Comyns in error. 230 

Feb. 29 The brig Mary and Ann, James Jauncey master arrived 
from Jamaica with smallpox on board ordered to quaran- 
tine off Bedlar's island; certificate by Dr Roeloflf Kiersted 
of health for said ship called in question; James Jauncey 
refuses to go into quarantine; prosecution against him for 
contempt ordered; Dr Kiersted examined and the Mary 
and Ann allowed to come to town. General quarantine 
measures. 237 



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Warrants for salaries signed. Letters received from Lieut. 
Lindesay at Oswego and Indian commissioners complain- 
ing of George Savan (see N. Y. col. mss, 74:167); order 
thereon. Minutes sent home. 239 

Warrants: to Gov. Clinton for Indian presents and ex- 
penses of a journey to Albany; to Geo. Jos. Moore for 
expenses in prosecuting counterfeiters. Patent granted to ■ 
Phil. Livingston jr, and Henry Holland (see L. P. 13:163). 
License to purchase Indian lands to John Baptist van 
Rensselaer, Jos. Yates et al (see L. P. 13:162). 240 

Proclamation to issue forbidding the exportation of provi- 
sions and military stores (see A^. Y. col. mss, 74:170); 
merchants having made contracts to supply the French at 
Cape Breton. 243 

Troops to be sent to Oswego. Warrants: to Nicholas 
Lazalere sheriff of Richmond county for expenses in arrest- 
ing John Stephens; to the printer for salary. License to 
purchase Indian lands granted to Stephen Bayard, Nicholas 
Bayard, Samuel Bayard jr, Peter Kemble and David Pro- 
voost (see L. P. 13:164). 243 

Letter received from Gov. Shirley with news of the declara- 
tion of war with France. Assembly dilatory in replying to 
messages. Proclamation to issue forbidding export of 
powder (see vY. Y. col. mss, 74:169). Connecticut called 
upon to help in case of an attack on New York city. 245 

Gov. Clinton going to Albany. Militia to mount guard in 
New York city. 248 

Joseph Murray appointed to the council vice Henry Lane 
deceased; sworn in he takes his seat. Military ineasures. 250 

Order on letter from Lieut. Lindesay at Oswego to the 
Indian commissioners. Connecticut will raise 200 men to 
assist New York if attacked. Letters received from Gov. 
Shirley on the subject of assistance and of carrying the 
war into Canada from the duke of Newcastle with 
declaration of war (see A''. Y. col. mss, 74:171). Nathl. 
Stanly and Roger Wolcott appointed by Gov. Low to 
treat with the six nations. Propositions made by Gov. 
Clinton to the six nations. 250 

Answer of the six nations. 257 

Warrants for salaries etc signed. 261 

Michael Houdon and wife escaped from Canada confined to 
their lodgings; examined. 262 

Letters received: from Lieut. Lindesay and Lieut. Butler 
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John Ashley to Col. John Stoddard of Massachusetts on 
Indian movements; from David Whitney to Roger Wol- 
cott on the same. Gov. CHnton has written Col. Henry 
Beeckman justice of the peace for Dutchess county about 
Moravians; Col. Beeckman reports on the Moravians and 
Indians at Schacomico; Moravian priests summoned be- 
fore the council (set Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:1012-13; Q 3:613). 262 

17 Difficuilties met in trying John Stevens for counterfeiting 

bills of credit; order thereon. 265 

26 Advice of council concerning a private message from the 
assembly of dissatisfaction with Lieut. Lindesay at 
Oswego. Report received from Henry Filkin sheriff of 
Dutchess county in regard to the Moravians, Gudlop 
Bydner, Henrich Joachim Sinseman and Joseph Shaw living 
at Shacomico (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:1014; Q 3:614). 266 

Aug. I Examinations of Joseph Shaw, of Hendick Joachim Sinse- 
man and of Gudlop Buydner (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:1014-19; 
Q 3:614-17). 267 

ir Gov. Clinton ill sends a message by his private secretary 
John Catherwood concerning George Swan (p. 239) ; also 
concerning Michel Houdon, and asks what should be done 
with the Moravians. Examination of George Swan con- 
cerning trade at Oswego; to be laid before the assembly. 
Michel Houdon allowed to live in town. Moravian priests 
dismissed. 273 

20 Gov. Clinton present. Letter received from Indian commis- 
sioners relating to French designs upon Oswego; to be 
laid before the assembly (see N. Y. col. mss, 74:176). 276 

22 Petition of John Stevens sentenced to death for counterfeit- 
ing and asking for pardon, rejected. French prisoners; 
how to be disposed of and provisioned. 276 

25 French prisoners taken by the privateers Clinton, Hester, 
Polly, and Mary Ann disposed of. Letter received from 
Gouverneur Morris in regard to counterfeiters referred. 278 

30 Another message to be sent to the assembly about provi- 
sions for the French prisoners. Peter v. B. Livingston 
and Abr'm van Home will support some at their own 
charge. 279 

Sep. I Assembly will make provisions for sending off the French 

prisoners. 280 

4 Gov. Clinton ill sends by Mr Catherwood a letter received 
from Indian commissioners (see iV. ]'. col. mss, 74:177); to 
be referred to the assembly. 280 

13 Gov. Clinton present. Warrants for salaries signed. Chief 
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Dan'l Horsmanden moves the same for the other justices; 

referred. French prisoners to be sent to the French 

islands. 281 

29 Stephen Bayard nominated mayor of New York, sheriff and 
coroner of New York, and mayor and sheriff of Albany 
renominated. Warrant to ' Surgeon Charles Kerr at 
Oswego for salary. French prisoners ordered out of 
town. Minutes sent home. 283 

Oct. IS Nicholas Bayard and Henry Cuyler willing to carry off 
French prisoners granted flags of truce. Letter received 
from Indian commissioners; Jean Coeur the French in- 
terpreter expected in the Seneca country; order thereon. 
License to purchase Indian lands granted to John Becker 
and Johs. Eckerson (see L. P. 13:167). 284 

19 Warrants to Johan Joost Herkeemer, Henry van Rensselaer, 
Johs. H. Wendell and Garrit A. Lansingh for supplies to 
Oswego garrison signed. 286 

Nov. 6 Warrants: to Andries Bradt commissary at Oswego for 
salary; to Stephen van Rensselaer for firewood and candles 
to Albany city and county garrisons. License to purchase 
Indian lands granted to Richard Nicholls et al (see L. P. 
13:168). 287 

27 Accounts of Adam Lawrence sheriff of Queens, and of Isaac 
Willett sheriff of Westchester counties, for subsisting 
French prisoners referred. Act of assembly for support- 
ing the government read. Letters to be written to the 
sheriffs of Albany, Ulster and Dutchess counties concern- 
ing Moravians; justices of the peace also to be written 
to (see Doc. hist. N. Y. 3:1019-20; Q 3:617). 289 

29 Permission given to export powder to the neighboring 

English colonies. 290 

Dec. 13 Warrants for salaries signed. Report by Indian commis- 
sioners on the mission of Mr Bleecker to the Seneca 
country to counteract Jean Coeur's intrigues. 291 

Vol. 20, 1741-46 

Legislative minutes of council from Ap. 14, 1741 to May 3, 1746 printed in 
Journal of the legislative council of the colony of New York, 1:767-814, 2:819-926. 

Vol. 21, 1745-51 

1745 

Jan. 14 Allowances made for transporting and subsisting French 
prisoners to Henry Cuyler jr, Nicholas Bayard, Wm Jami- 
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subsequently signed; Peter Warren, Joseph Murray and 
John Moore appointed to the council (see -'V. Y. col. mss, 
74:164-66). Order on petition of Phil. Verplanck (see 
L. P. 14:2) and a caveat against it by James Lamb of 
Haverstraw (see L. P. 14:3). Petition of Phil. Verplanck 
(see L. P. 14:1) referred and subsequently granted. Gudlop 
Bydner, Christian Hendrick Rough and Johannis Martin 
Mock, Moravian preachers at Shacomico, summoned by 
Justices Francis Filkin, Lawrence van Kleek and Anth'y 
Yelverton of Dutchess upon the report of the sheriff. 1 

31 Letter from the lords of trade relative to settlers on the 
island of Ratan (see A^. Y. col. mss, 74:173); proclamation 
to issue accordingly (see N. Y. col. mss, 74:184-89). 5 

Feb. 9 Letters received from Gov. Shirley about the intended expe- 
dition against Cape Breton and asking for men, money and 
artillery; guns can be sent but the assembly has to meet 
before any answer in regard to money can be given. 6 

12 Letter received from Col. Phil. Schuyler about provisions 
for the militia stationed at Oswego; conference with mem- 
bers of the assembly in town about it and Gov. Shirley's 
letter. Moravians and a French deserter found by Capt. 
John Rutherford among the Moravians sent to New York 
for examination. Michael Houdon and wife to be confined 
to their lodgings. 7 

p. m. Examination of the Moravians, David Seisberger [Zeisber- 
ger] and Christian Fred'k Post, and of the French deserter, 
Estien la Roche; the latter says, ^Michael Houdon was 
superior of the Recollects at Trois Rivieres and his name is 
Father Potencien. 7 

Mar. 5 Warrants for salaries signed. 10 

29 Assembly wants the garrison at Oswego reduced by one half: 
letter received from Lieut. Butler at Oswego about French 
intentions against the place. Letter from Georgia on in- 
trigues among the Chickasaws by INIarquis de Bodderel, 
governor of New Orleans. Opinion of council is not to re- 
duce the Oswego garrison. Petition of Joseph Sackett jr 
(see L. P. 14:6) rejected. Patent granted to Thos. Lamb 
(see L. P. 14:4); license to purchase Indian lands to Henry 
Lane and Hendrick Remsen (see L. P. 14 o)- David Zeis- 
berger and Christian Fred'k Post released on petition (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 74:191). II 

Ap. 4 Inquiry to be made of persons in Dutchess county suspected 

of forging bills of credit. 13 

6 Examination of John Henry L}^dius on Indian matters: copy 

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11 Ordinance for changing time of holding the county court in 

Ulster county to be prepared. Assembly recommends 
Nichs. Schuyler and Jacobus Myndertse for resident agents 
among the Senecas; objections made against Nichs. Schuy- 
ler. Caveat entered by Barent van Benthuysen against 
patent to Thos. Lamb. -, i6 

12 Report received from Commodore Knowles for Commodore 

Warren of a probable attack upon Epglish settlements by 
troops and ships from Martinico. Nathaniel Marston be- 
fore the council virith letters from Capt. Jeffery, command- 
ing the Greyhound privateer of Newr York and from Capt. 
Wentworth to Rich'd Durham on the same subject; affi- 
davit of Thomas Vardill on the same subject taken. Letters 
to Commodore Warren opened and copies sent to Gov. 
Shirley. 17 

May 9 Mr Swartwout examined in relation to the counterfeiters 
living near the Oblong; John Scious and Joseph Boyce to 
be arrested and tried. John Brandt appointed branch 
pilot vice John Carten deceased (see A''. Y. col. mss, 74:194). 19 

ID Petition from Albany asking for relief against the Indians 
read and Martin van der Heyden examined about it; Gov. 
Clinton advised to go to Albany and lay the petition be- 
fore the assembly. 20 

14 Assembly takes no notice of the above petition and neglects 
other things while assuming the control of military 
affairs; it is dissolved and writs issued. 21 

16 Work on the battery at Copsey rock to go on. Capt. 
Rutherford at Albany reports that he has news from Lieut. 
Butler at Oswego of an intended escape from Niagara of 
the interpreter and two soldiers there. 22 

21 Accounts of moneys appropriated for the Oswego service 
laid before the council. Accounts of commissioners for the 
Oswego duties called for. Accounts of building Fort 
George received and the commissioners, Roome and 
Roosevelt, ordered to continue. Order on a petition of 
John Francis, a free negro, for relief against Mr Huisman. 
French prisoners. 22 

23 Messrs Bayard, van Horne, Lewis and Marsten offer to 
carry French prisoners to Petit Guave under flag of truce; 
commissions granted. Petition of John Francis (p. 22) 
dismissed upon the answer of Abr'm Huisman. 23 

27 Letters received: from the duke of Newcastle approving of 
Gov. Clinton and ordering him to assist Commodore War- 
ren with men, provisions or shipping; from Commodore 
Warren on board the Superbe, Chapeaurouge bay, siege of 



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Louisbnrgh, wants assistance; from Gov. Shirley, calls for 
assistance; money to be raised by subscription. 24 

30 Letter received from Jacobus Swartwout with papers relat- 
ing to counterfeiters (see A''. Y. col. mss, 74:197-204). 27 
June 6 Warrants for salaries signed. Order on a petition of Fern- 
ando Bernard and Antonio Agilar, Spanish negroes, 
captured by the privateer Batchellors, Capt. Greenhill com- 
manding. 27 

10 Samuel Canfaeld of Connecticut examined in regard to an 

account of Ephraim Seely about counterfeiters. 28 

14 James Livingston, Stephen van Cortlandt, Brandt Schuyler 
and Wm Bayard ofifer to carry French prisoners to the 
French islands; commissions granted. Warrants to Gov. 
Clinton for firewood, etc. to New York garrison and for 
expenses of journey to Albany. 29 

19 Smallpox reported at Curagao; all vessels from there to be 

quarantined. 29 

29 Capt. Farmar offers to take Spanish prisoners to Santo 

Domingo; commission granted. 30 

July 6 Warrants signed: to Sheriff Adam Lawrence of Queens 
county for quartering French prisoners; to Johan Joost 
Herkemer and Gerrit A. Lansingh for victualling Oswego 
troops; to residents among the Senecas. 30 

16 Letters received: from Gov. Shirley giving an account of the 
reduction of Louisburgh; from Gov. Laws on the same 
and enclosing affidavits by Capt. Jonathan Smith and 
David Umberville, taken prisoners by a French fleet and 
discharged after examination. Minutes sent home. 31 

29 Commission appointing John Catherwood secretary of the 
province during the absence of George Clarke jr; he is 
sworn in. Journal of Conrad Weiserthe Pennsylvania in- 
terpreter of his sojourn among the six nations. Letters 
received: from Indian commissioners, Mohawks going to 
Canada, Orandax are near Fort Drummer, have killed two 
men from New England; from Capt. Rutherford, same 
topic; from Commodore Warren at Louisburgh, asking for 
supplies of men and provisions; from Gov. Shirley, on the 
murders by the Orandax Indians; from Gov. Laws, French 
western Indians. Indian murders to be referred through 
commissioners to the six nations. Meeting of Gov. Clin- 
ton with the six nations deemed urgent. 32 
Aug. 20 Letter received from Indian commissioners, Mohawks have 
returned from Canada. Gov. Clinton must come. Peti- 
tion of Abr'm Huisman and Gulian Verplanck in behalf 
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mark for leave to ship for St Thomas provisions on board 
the sloop Hopewell, to rep'ace what was taken out of her 
when taken by the privateers Castor and Pollox of New 
York, not granted. 40 

27 Letters received: from Lt. Gov. Phips asking for men, pro- 

visions and ammunition; from Commodore Warren, has 
sent the Superbe and the Wager men of war to the south- 
ward for the protection of trade, thinks the colonies ought 
to protect their own trade; referred to the assembly. 
Nath'l Marston, Henry Cuyler- and Phil Phillips granted 
commission to carry French prisoners to French places. 41 

28 Assembly adjourned at their own requesjt. 41 
Sep. 3 Warrant to Gov. Clinton for Indian presents signed. Lt. 

Gov. Phips reports he has declared war against the eastern 
and Canada Indians. Copy of a letter from Col. Stoddard 
to Indian commissioners received, Indian afifairs. Report 
from Indian commissioners; opinion of council thereon. 42 
12 Quarantine business. Supreme court adjourned as two of 
the judges, members of the council, have to accompany the 
governor to Albany. Examination of Peter Mone concern- 
ing Boston Killet and John Ryan who have counterfeited 
dollars at the house of Patrick Phagan [Faganl. 44 

Nov. I Gov. Qinton reports proceedings of Indian conferences at 
Albany on October 5, 10, 12, 14. Order of the lord 
justices: to repeal certain acts of assembly; to give Peter 
Warren and Joseph Murray the precedence of John Moore 
in the council. 45 

24 Settlement at Saraghtoga destroyed; Jacob Rutsen of 
Livingston manor gives an account of it. All to be laid 
before the assembly. Warrants for salaries signed. 65 

27 Two men from the Fishkills 90 miles from Albany examined; 
report that Woodstock has been taken by the enemy. Six 
nations to be called out. 65 

Dec. 4 Letters received from Col. Phil. Schuyler asking for 300 
men, militia, from the lower counties for the defence of 
Albany and Schenectady and recommending the building 
of a fort at Saraghtoga. Council approves of building a 
fort at Saratoga and at the carrying place; an independent 
company having already been sent to Albany, militia is not 
necessary. New York militia refuses to do guard duty; to 
be fined according to law if they continue to refuse. 66 

II Letters received: from Gov. Laws, Stockbridge in danger; 
from Indian commissioners, on security of the frontiers; 
from Col. Schuyler, about Saratoga fort, Hosick has been 
deserted by the inhabitants; from Jacobus Swartwout, the 



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French at Messasippi prepare great many snow-shoes to 
march against Albany, Esopus, Minisinck and llic frontiers 
of Jersey and Pennsylvania; from Cadw. Colden, enclosing 
Swartwout's and giving information as to the enemies in- 
tentions. Governors of Connecticut, Jersey and Pennsyl- 
vania to be informed. Letters referred. 67 
Letter received from Indian commissioners about the fort at 
Saraghtoga, militia and a message to the six nations. 
Governor has written that the message must be sent. Re- 
port on the letters received on the nth. 68 

Minutes of the Indian commissioners and letter from Col. 
Schuyler received, fortifications on the frontiers, militia. 
Letters received: from Arent Bratt, supplies for the security 
of Schenectady; from Cadv^^. Colden, blockhouses, peti- 
tion from Kingston that the town be fortified; from John 
van der Heyden, fortifications at the carrying place. All 
except the last twD referred to the assembly; the last two 
to a committee of council. [Remark in pencil, " Report 
never made the' called upon by me several times."] 70 

17 Account of what passed December 21 between Col. de Kay, 
Major Swartwout, Ensign Coleman, Adam Wisener, in- 
terpreter, Benj. Thompson and the Cashigton Indians who 
had withdrawn themselves from Orange county to their 
hunting houses; Col. Thos. de Kay examined in regard to 
it. Belt of wampum to be sent to the Cashigton Indians. 71 
Letters received: from Gov. Shirley, military measures 
recommended; from Indian commissioners, message to the 
six nations sent, fort at Saratoga; from Capt. Nichs. 
Schuyler, Saratoga fort; from John van der Heyden, fort 
at the carrying place; from the surgeon of the two com- 
panies sent to Albany, hospital conveniences; mayor of 
Albany to see to the latter. Proclamation to issue for a 
day of fasting and prayer (see AL Y. col. viss, 75:21). Guns 
loaned to Massachusetts to be recalled. Warrants for 
salaries signed. 73 

Feb. I Capt. Scott, arrived with part of Gen. Fuller's regiment, 
allowed to land notwithstanding the smallpox " very rife " 
in the city. 74 

10 Letter received from Dr Thos. Standard, accusing upon 

hearsay Dr Magraw of New York of being in French pay; 
referred for examination. List of strangers in the city 
called for. Three Frenchmen in the city to be confined. 74 

11 Committee of council examines witnesses, Wm Brownejohn, 

Archibald Fisher, Mrs Garland, in regard to Dr Magraw; 



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Dr Standard's allegations not proved. Lewis Bernard a 
French prisoner examined and committed to the care of 
Capt. Hett and Mr Bemper. 75 

Mar. 5 Letters received: from Indian commissioners (with minutes), 
fort at the carrying place, six nations refuse to take up the 
hatchet again.=;t the French; from Lt. Gov. Thomas of 
Pennsylvania, meeting of commissioners from the colonies, 
message from the assembly, desiring to adjourn on ac- 
count of smallpox. Matters referred; council advised to 
adjourn the assembly to Westchester. 76 

13 Report on the preceding letters. Letters received: from 
Admiral Warren and Sir Wm Pepperel at Louisburgh, 
asking for men; from Gov. Wanton of Rhode Island, 
promising assistance; referred to the assembly. Order on 
a petition of sundry Germans for leave to maintain a 
minister of the Lutheran ;hurch. Warrants for salaries 
signed. T] 

17 Assembly adjourned from Westchester to Brooklyn. 80 

Ap. 2 Report on a message from the assembly about bills of credit. 
Minutes of Indian commissioners received, Mohawks will 
send men to Saratoga; Canajoharie Indians want their 
town fortified. 80 

II Letter received from Gov. Laws, meeting of commissioners 
from the colonies. Capt. Richard Collins, commodore af 
the Gibralter transport convoy gives orders to Capt. Wm 
Starkey, master of the Ruby transport, about sailing to 
Louisburgh; opinion of council thereon. Letters received: 
from lords of trade: AI. Gorsdorfif and Moravians; from 
Marquis de Caylus, governor of Martinico about a prize 
taken by Capl. Arthur Helme; from the governor of 
Havannah about free negroes sold as slaves; referred. 81 

20 Capt. Richard Collins, the Ruby transport and troops on 
board of her under Capt. Scott: The Ruby may sail 
under convoy of a privateer. Letters received: from Gov. 
Thomas of Pennsylvania, meeting of commissioners from 
the colonies; from Admiral Warren, wants support, 
French militia and Indians are arming, to attack Louis- 
burgh; the latter referred to the assembly. Royal order 
to the master general of ordnance for sending an engineer 
to New York. 82 

25 John Ayscough appointed sherifif of New York, vice Wm 
Jamison deceased. French prisoners. The case of the 
prize taken by Arthur Helme referred to the governor of 
Rhode Island who gave the commission. Letters received 
from Indian commissioners, John Lydius has asked the 



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Cacknawaga Indians to settle in this province (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 75:29); from Gov. Shirley to Lydius (see iV. F. 
col. mss, 7S'-22); from Indian commissioners resigning 
their office (see A^. Y. col. mss, 75:31); from Lieut. Bur- 
rows at Ft William to Capt. Hubert Marshall of Albany, 
French building a fort near Lydius house; from Indian 
commissioners (with minutes) (see A''. ]'. col. mss, 75:32); 
all referred. 

Advice of council in regard to the governor signing an act^ 
of Assembly creating bills of credit, contrary to his in- 
structions. Report of committee on letters from lords of 
trade, governor of Alartinico and governor of Havannah. 
Assembly adjourned. 

Letters received: from Indian commissioners, doings of the 
enemy, house of Simon Grocha burned, etc; from Arent 
Stevens, Cacknawaga and Skeweandie Indians willing to 
live among the six nations; opinion of council thereon. 
Letters received: from Gov. Gooch of Virginia and Gov. 
Wentworth of New Hampshire in regard to the meeting 
of commissioners; from Gov. Shirley about the cannons 
lent by New York. Abr'm Glen of Schenectadj^ au- 
thorized to raise a company of volunteers. 

Petition from Kinderhook and Claverack for a garrison re- 
ferred to the assembly. Circular letters to be written to 
the members of the assembly to be prompt in meeting. 
Military measures. Petition of John Lefever and Noah 
Etting of Ulster county for land near Newpaltz (see L. P. 
15:10) referred. 

Letters received from Indian commissioners (see A'. Y. col. 
mss, 75:40) (with minutes), frontiers, interview with 
Mohawks and Onondagas, murders by the enemy Indians; 
from Col. Schuyler, militia; referred. 

John Lydius to be prohibited from intermeddling or treating 
with the Indians. Quota of militia from Ulster, Orange, 
Dutchess, Westchester, Queens and Suffolk counties to 
be sent to Albany and Schenectady. 

Letters received: from Jacob Ten Eyck, commanding at 
Saratoga; from the same and Sybrant van Schaick to 
Col. Schuyler, their men uneasy and want to be relieved; 
from Col. Schuyler and Major Collins, blockhouses, rang- 
ing the woods, insecure feeling at Albany; from Col. 
Myndert Schuyler and Rutger Bleecker, frontiers; re- 
ferred. Blank commissions for officers in Albany county 
to be sent to Col. Phil. Schuyler. Exchange of prisoners. 



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Report of committee on letter from lords of trade relat- 
ing to Moravians (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:38). 93 
30 Dutchess county militia. Permission given to two French- 
City hall men captured by the Prince Charles privateer to return to 

France by way of Holland. John Lodewick Hofgood for- . 
bidden upon complaint of Rev. Mr Knoll to officiate as 
minister of the Lutheran church. 98 

June 2 Goldsbrow Banyar appointed deputy secretary by John 
Greenwich Catherwood and sv/orn in. Letters received: from Mr 
Warren and Mr Pepperel, levies required for the defence 
of Louisburgh; from the duke of Newcastle on an expe- 
dition against Canada. Proclamations to issue: calling for 
volunteers; embargoing all vessels for a month (see N. 
Y. col. mss, 75:42). Letter received from Gov. Shirley. 99 
3 Letter received from Indian commissioners (see N. Y. col. 
City hall fuss, 75:41). French prisoners to be sent to Jamaica, 

/L. L; vessels trying to leave port contrary to orders to 
be fired upon. 102 

5 Assembly wants to know how the troops raised and the 

Indians will be stationed. Council advises to place 200 at 
Saratoga with the 50 Indians, 30 at Kinderhook, 50 at 
Connestigione, 170 between Albany and Schenectady; to 
have 4 captains and 8 lieutenants. Necessaries for the 
soldiers to be provided. Petitions for clearances tabled. 
Absent members of council called to attend. 103 

6 Orders to the sheriffs of Kings and Queens counties in re- 
Brooklyn gard to the French prisoners. 104 

7 Draft of the proclamation calling for volunteers read and 
New York approved; to be printed. 105 

9 Letter received from Gov. Thomas about embargoing ves- 
sels. Royal mandamus appointing Stephen Bayard to the 
council vice Jeremiah van Rensselaer deceased; he is 
sworn in and takes his place. Clearances given to the 
sloop Sarah, Wm Williams master, and the brigantine 
Abigail, Wm Carlile master, to Jamaica; sloop Jenny, 
Thos. Hammond master, to New Providence; ship 
William and Mary, Wm Walton master, to Louisburgh; 
ship Arent, Wm Savary master, to Amsterdam; snow 
York, Joseph Wilson master, to Hamburg; snow Sally, 
Ferdinando Clark master, to London; sloop Don Carlos, 
Abr'm Kip master, to Curagao; ship Griffin, John Lum- 
ley master, to Virginia. Frangois D. Heurten. a French- 
man from Hispaniola examined. 105 
II Governor's speech and the addresses of council and assem- 
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boy. Clearances granted for the brigantine Anne, John 
Stalberry master, to St Christophers; sloop Mary, John 
Theobald master, to Surinam; ship William, James Sample 
master, to Madeira, Bounty to be given to volunteers, 
appropriation for provisions to the forces. Questions pro- 
posed by the governor relating to the intended expedition 
referred. 10% 

13 Order on a complaint of Capt. Eleazer Hawkins of Suffolk v/ 
City hall county militia against his major, John Merry. Report on 

the above questions of the governor. Proclamation to 
issue forbidding carpenters in the city to do other work 
than on the bateaux. Order on a petition of Hermanns 
Rutgers et al (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:48). Clearances 
granted for the sloops Good Intent, Wm CuUin master, 
to Boston, and Carolina, John Schermerhorn master, for 
South Carolina. , lop 

16 Letter received from the Indian commissioners, difficult to 

engage Mohawks for the Saratoga service; not advisable 
to appoint Indian officers. Indian conference to be held 
at Albany. Letter from Lieut. Ingoldsby at Saratoga on 
the bad condition of the fort referred. Message to be sent 
to the assembly concerning bateaux, etc for the expe- 
dition. Clearance granted for the sloop Huzza, Thos. 
Barnes master, to Louisburgh. 112 

17 Proclamation to issue to take off the embargo, ordered 
Brooklyn June 2, except for military stores. Report on the message 

to the assembly amended. Jourdain, a French prisoner 
in the service of Wm Smith of Ulster county to be em- 
ployed as St Lawrence pilot. French prisoners allowed to 
return to France via Madeira. 114 

18 Report on the message to the assembly approved. Letter 
City hall of Lieut. Ingoldsby, after examination of Jacob ten Eyck, 

referred to the assembly. Warrants signed for salaries, 
public services, Indian presents, fortifications, transport- 
ing soldiers, etc., printing bills of credit. 115 

23 Letter received from Pres. Hamilton of New Jersey, assem- 
bly of New Jersey has voted to raise 500 men and given 
£20,000 for the expedition. Votes of the New York assem- 
bly concerning the expedition received. 1 18 

30 Letters received: from Gen. Gooch, men for the expedition, 
theii" clothing and equipments; from Gov. Laws, Connec- 
ticut assembly refuses to give money for paying the six 
nations; from Gov. Thomas of Pennsylvania, assembly 
refuses to send commissioners to treat with the Indians at 
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expenses; to Lieut. Walter Butler for salary as commis- 
sary at Oswego. 118 
July 3 Deputation from Geo. Clarke jr, appointing Goldsbrow 
Banyar his deputy; the latter is sworn in. Message to be 
sent to the assembly on the above letters. 120 
4 Warrant to members of the council and of the assembly in 

town for repairing Fort George. 123 

8 New Jersey not allowed to purchase in New York arms, etc 

prohibited by act of assembly. Letter of Lieut. Ingoldsby 
about bad condition of the Saratoga fort referred to the 
assembly. Financial operations. 123 

9 Letter from Gov. Shirley and Admiral Warren on the expe- 

dition against Canada referred to the assembly. Warrant 
to Charles Karr for salary as surgeon at Oswego. 124 

14 Opinion of council on a letter from Gov. Shirley and Ad- 

miral Warren in regard to embargo on provisions. Letter 
from Gen. Wm Gooch, sends £300 for presents to the six 
nations. Arthur Helme not to be granted a new commis- 
sion of marque, he having plundered a French flag of 
truce. Gov. Clinton intends to go to Albany. Assembly 
to be adjourned. Proclamation to issue for a day of 
thanksgiving. Warrants to Phil. Schuyler and Edw'd 
Collins for supplying the Saratoga garrison. 125 

15 Warrant for impressing carpenters and material to build 

bateaux, scows, etc to be prepared. Proclamation for a 
day of thanksgiving (see A^. V. col. mss, 75:62) approved 
and ordered printed. Council advises the governor to 
give his assent to an act creating bills of credit his in- 
structions notwithstanding. Financial measures. 127 

16 Ordinance for holding the court of common pleas in West- 

chester county passed. Warrant for impress of carpen- 
ters, etc (p. 127) signed. Bills of exchange to be drawn 
on the treasury lords. 129 

18 Gov. Clinton has left for Albany, Chief Justice de Lancey 

presides. Military commissions and equipments. Charles 
McKentosh to be captain; Gen. Gooch to be received with 
military honors. 130 

19 Arrival of a Spanish flag of truce with letters for Gov. 

Clinton. Capt. Mcintosh receives his commission and asks 
that Abr'm Mills be appointed his lieutenant, which is 
done. Albertus Tiebout appointed captain, John Mouli- 
nars his lieutenant (see A'^. Y. col. inss, 75:60, 64, 65). 131 

21 Jonathan Laurence of Westchester declares himself unable to 
raise a company and returns his warrant; John Honeyman 
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pany; ordered accordingly. Spanish letters to Gov. Clin- 
ton translated (see A'.}', col. diss. 75:78, 79) and sent to him. 
John Bryant, master of the ship Prince Charles, allowed 
to take French prisoners to Leghorn. 133 

p. m. Richard Langdon appointed captain, John Cuyler and George 

Brewerton his lieutenants (see A''. Y. col. mss, 75:59, 63). 134 
25 Oliver de Lancey gives notice that the snow Catherine, 
James Brown master, will be ready to sail for Louisburgh 
with provisions in three weeks. Orders to the colonels v/ 
of militia in Westchester, Queens, Suffolk, Kings and 
lower part of Orange counties in case of alarm. Letters 
written: to Pres. John Hamilton of New Jersey asking for 
establishing a beacon on the Highlands of Neversink and 
to send the Bergen and Essex militia to New York in case 
of alarm; to Thos. Cornell concerning a possible alarm. 134 

28 Archibald Kennedy presides. Military necessaries to be pro- 

vided; Arms. Letter from the duke of Newcastle to Gov. 
Clinton cannot be opened, is to be sent to him at Albany. / 
Suffolk county militia men desert, to be arrested and re- 
turned to their regiment at Albany. James Fanning com- 
missioned captain (see A^. Y. col. mss, 75:68). 135 

29 Letter received from Gov. Clinton to Arch'd Kennedy (see 

A^. Y. col. mss, 75:66); Companies which are complete to 
be sent to Albany. Order on a petition of Joseph Es- 
pinosa, master of the sloop Aligel y la Virgen de los 
Dolores, Spanish flag of truce (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:68). 137 
p. m. Chief Justice de Lancey presides. Not sufficient members 
Brooklyn present, the assembly is further adjourned. 139 

30 Arch'd Kennedy presides. Members of the assembly to be 
Ne-w York admonished to be prompt in "their attendance on the day 

of adjournment. Peter Wraxall commissioned captain, 
John Treadwell jr and Benj. Lewis his lieutenants (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 75:71). Answer of Pres. John Hamilton re- 
ceived (p. 134). 139 

Aug. 4 Chief Justice de Lancej^ presides. Soldiers ordered to Al- 
bany want clothing; order thereon. 140 
8 Robert Robinson and Timothy Hudson commissioned Teu- 
tenants in Capt. James Fannings company (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 75:73). Order on a petition of Joseph Espinosa (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 75:75). 141 
12 Archibald Kennedy presides. Letter received from Gov. 
Clinton (see A''. Y. col. mss, 75:74); council's opinion 
thereon (see A^. Y. col. mss, 75:76). 141 
12 The chief justice in the chair. Assembly adjourned, no 

Brooklyn quorum being present. 143 



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Order on a complaint of Joseph Espinosa that Thos. Barnes 
and Thos. Seymour intend to carry Spanish mulattoes out 
of the province as slaves. 

The chief justice in the chair. Assembly adjourned by order 
of Gov. Clinton. 

Thos. Seymour and Thos. Barnes forbidden to carry the 
Spanish mulattoes, Antonio Joseph and Antonia Ferres, 
out of the province. Mr Kenne'dy presides. 

Minute of council of New Jersey (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:77) 
and orders to the colonels of Monmouth, Bergen and 
Essex counties' militia. Letter of, thanks to be written to 
Pres. John Hamilton. Orders in relation to deserters. 

The chief justice presides. Capts. Wraxall and Honeyman 
report that some deserters from their companies are 
probably concealed on board the Clinton privateer sloop, 
Thos. Beaven master; order thereon. 

Order in relation to deserters directed to the mayor, etc of 
New York. 

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Petition of Joseph Espinosa (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:84, 85) 

to be sent to Gov. Clinton. 150 

Assembly adjourned. 151 

Oliver de Lancey gives notice that the sloop Griffin, Wm 
Brown master, will be ready to sail with provisions for 
Louisburgh in three weeks. Order on an application of 
Mr Banker and other owners of the privateer brigantine 
William in regard to disposal of her French prisoners. 
Affidavit of Capt. Rene Het (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:87)- 
Order in regard to Spanish mulattoes. French prisoners 
confined to Kings county to be arrested when found in 
New York. I5i 

CI. Kennedy presiding. Charles Mort, a Frenchman fled 
from Acquin in the West Indies to Rhode Island, ordered 
to return to Rhode Island in the ship of Joshua Amy, in 
which he came thence. Capt. John Fred, royal coasting 
pilot, and the branch pilots to consider what part of the 
channel between the city and Sandy Hook could be most 
easily obstructed. Deserters caught to be held until the 
governor's return. I53 

Report of Capt. Fred and other pilots on obstructing the 
channel received (see N. Y. col. mss, 75 ••87, 89, 90)- ^54 

Order on a petition of Joseph Espinosa for a certificate of 
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headgunner, Adam van den Berg, Jacobus Turck and John 
Young examined in regard to cannons, etc carried out of 
Fort George. 154 

29 Letter received from Admiral Warren, appearance of a large 

French fleet off the island of Sables. Armament for 
Louries battery. Orders: to Capt. van Wyck and Waldron 
in case of an alarm; to Capt. Isaac de Peyster, John Pro- 
voost, Pierre de Peyster and Robert Livingston. John 
Honeyman commissioned captain, Wm Proctor jr, and 
Wm Hammersley jr his lieutenants (see N. Y. col. mss, 
75:92, 94). 155 

p. m. Papers of French prisoners in the city to be examined to dis- 
cover destination of the French fleet (see iV. Y. col. mss, 

75-95) ■ 157 

30 List of the French fleet under command of the Duke d'An- 

ville found and to be sent to neighboring governors. 158 

p. m. Assembly adjourned. 158 

Brooklyn 

Oct. I Letter received from Col. Hamilton (see A''. Y. col. mss, 

New York 75:91). Orders: on a decree of the admiralty court (sec 

■I N. Y. col. mss, 75:93); on a letter from Wm Richards (see 

N. Y. col. mss, 75:96). Ammunition ordered for Louries 

battery and batteries at Burnets key, Rutgers wharf and 

Red Hook. 159 

4 Gov. Clinton returned. Letter received from Gov. Shirley, 

wants men to be sent to Rhode Island in case of an attack 

by the French fleet; to be considered. Virginia troops, 

destined for Albany, in need of many necessaries. 160 

7 Letter received from Gov. Shirley, French fleet. Leave 

granted to Wm Richards to carry French prisoners in the 
Caster, Sam'l Bourdet master, to Cape Franqois (p; 159). 161 

8 No troops from Albany to come down for the defence of 

New York; Virginia and Maryland ti;oops to remain in 
the city for that purpose. 162 

II Maryland troops ordered to Albany. Letters received from 
the governor of Havannah (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:78-80;. 
Thomas Barnes, arrived from Louisburgh, examined about 
the French fleet. Order on a petition of Joseph Espinosa 
concerning Indians and mulattoes in the possession of 
Mr Leaycraft, Capt. Langdon, John Groesbeck, Francis 
Johnson, and Mr Kilmasten. 162 

14 Hearing on the above petition; deposition of Edward Light- 
wood in support of it (see A'. Y. col. mss, 75:98); order 
thereon. Pilots for the Alaryland transports ordered to 
Albany to be impressed. 164 



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15 Order on a petition of Francis Lewis, Jasper Farmer and 

Thos. Barnes regarding their Spanish mulattoes slaves. 
Commission granted to Thos. Greenil (see A'^. F. col. mss, 
75:100) for carrying French prisoners under flag of truce 
to the French West Indies. Examination of witnesses 
Hugh Wentworth and John Easom on the petition of 
Joseph Espinosa (p. 162). 166 

16 Gov. Clinton ill, Cadw. Colden presides. Report on the 

petition of Joseph Espinosa (p. 162). 168 

18 Message from Gov. Clinton about provisions to the troops at 
Albany. Letters received from Col. Roberts at Albany 
concerning a deficiency in the bounty money. Dominicus 
van der Veer appointed high sheriff of Kings county. 169 

20 Message from Gov. Clinton about provisioning the troops; 
Gov. Bladen of Maryland writes that he ought to have 
nothing to do with it after the troops have left his province. 170 

20 Gov. Clinton again in the chair. Rev. Henry Barclay to 
succeed Rev. Mr Vesey as rector of Trinity church. Re- 
ports on Gov. Bladen's letter and on Gov. Clinton's mes- 
sage of the i8th; the latter recommitted. 171 
July 22 Indian conference. * 172 
Albany 

2S Orders: to Indian commissioners; to Col. Schuyler and 
Major Collins. Letter received from Wm Johnson (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 75:67). 173 

24 Minutes of Indian commissioners received. Warrant to im- 
press carpenters, etc. for building batteaux issued to 
Henry Holland. I75 

27 Letter received from Lieut. Burrows about movements of the 
French. Troops sent to the Mohawk country for the pro- 
tection of Wm Johnson. Orders to the militia of Cana- 
joharie and Col. Schuyler's regiment. 175 

29 Commission from Gov. Shirley appointing John Stoddard, 
Jacob Wendell, Samuel Wells and Oliver Partridge repre- 
sentatives of Massachusetts at the Indian treaty to be held. 
Letter from the same and Admiral P. Warren about the 
expedition against Canada. 176 

Aug. 4 Scouts to be sent to the eastward for intelligence about the 
enemy. Esopus and Minissink Indians called to the meet- 
ing through Capt. Hornbeck. Gov. Shirley and Admiral 
Warren to be informed that Crownpoint must be taken. 
Minutes of Indian commissioners received. Instructions 
to Isaac States and Cornelius Vrooman as messengers to 
the Indians on the Susquehannah approved. 179 



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6 Accounts of commissioners for repairing fortifications in 
Albany county referred. Orders: on letter from Lieut. 
Dirk W. ten Broeck of Capt. Livingston's company about 
his detachment; on letter and papers from Don Diego de 
Penalosa (see A'. ]'. col. mss, 75:79). Proclamation to 
issue forbidding the sale of rum. etc to the Indians. Huts 
for the Indians to be prepared. 181 

18 Propositions to be made to the Indians approved. 183 

23 Letters from Gov. Shirley and Admiral Warren referred. 183 

25 Report on the preceding letters. 183 
Sep. 6 Abraham Low appointed sheriff of Ulster county. Capt. 

Rutherford makes application to be paid for firewood to 
Fort Frederick at Albany; order thereon. 187 

11 New Jersey troops, arrived at Albany, ordered to camp on 

the patroon's pasture. John Abeel, who wants to go as 
smith to the Senecas, called before the council. 188 

12 John Abeel allowed to go as smith to the Senecas; his pay 

fixed. Charges preferred against Lieut, ten Broeck by 
Major Collins; both ordered before the council. 189 

16 Question of giving up the expedition against Crownpoint 

for the present year referred. , 189 

p. m. Report on the preceding question. 190 

20 Letters received: from Gov. Shirley and Admiral Warren, 

Brigadier Waldo appointed commander-in-chief; from 
Gov. Thomas, Pennsylvania troops ready to proceed to 
Albany; from Gov. Bladen on Maryland troops. Trans- 
port of provisions not being provided for by act of the 
assembly, wagons are to be impressed for that service. 191 

27 Gov. Clinton must return to New York to meet the assem- 
bly, and Gen. Waldo has not arrived yet; councils ad- 
vice. Artificers to be impressed for building forts and 
blockhouses. Canajoharie Indians have gone to fight the 
enemy and ask to have their castle protected; Capt. 
Shefer's company detailed for it. 192 

29 Stephen Bayard appointed mayor, John Ayscough sherifif 
and John Courtlandt coroner of New York; Dirck ten 
Broeck mayor, Edw'd Collins recorder, and John Rutger 
Bleecker high sherift of Albany. No commissary of pro- 
visions appointed. I93 
Aug. 19 Propositions made by Gov. Clinton to the six nations and 

the delegates of the Missisages, a far nation. 193 

21 Propositions made to the river Indians. 197 
23 Answer of the six nations. 198 

26 Answer of the river Indians. 200 
Sep. 8 Propositions made to the Susciuehannah Indians, tributary 

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9 Their answer. 201 

13 Presents given to the Indians. Minutes sent home. 203 

Nov. 3 Warrants for salaries and for soldiers pay signed. Order on 
N&w York a petition of Sergeant Cornelius Verplanck et al (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 715:106). Patent granted to John Moore (see 
L. P. 14:11). Petition of Thomas Smith for patent of land 
in Evans former grant rejected. John Driskell to be ap- 
pointed branch pilot if found capable after examination by 
Capt. Jasper Farmar, Rich'd Durham, Hugh Wentworth, 
John Fred, Thomas Vatar and John Lush. Joseph 
Espinosa, master of a Spanish flag of truce, captured by 
Capt. Easom; order thereon. 204 

4 Examination of Joseph Espinosa (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:104, 

108) ; John Easom and Michael Beazley to be arrested. 2o5 
6 Examinations of John Easom and Michael Beazley (see N. Y. 

col. DISS, 75:109-10); they are committed for trial. 209 

18 Order on petition of Joseph Espinosa for return of his 
vessel condemned by the admiralty court of New Jersey 
(see A''. Y. col. mss, 75:107). 212 

Dec. I Warrants to Wm Johnson for supplying the troops at 

Oswego. 215 

16 Rules in regard to giving commissions of flag of tru:e. 
Letter received from Gov. Shirley; New England troops 
ordered to march to Saratoga; Crownpoint; Indians. 
Opinion of council thereon. Spanish mulattoes bought by 
Barnes, Farmar and Lewis to be treated as prisoners of 
war. Commission of flag of truce to carry prisoners to 
the French settlements granted to Joseph Hildreth master 
of the sloop Postilion. 215 

Order in regard to a French prize taken by the Greyhound 
privateer and suspected of having smallpox on board. 
Commissions of flag of truce granted to Isaac Steele 
master of the brigantine New Port and to Robert Griffith 
jr master of the sloop Good Intent (see N. Y. col. mss, 
75:115, 116). 217 

13 Quarantine measures. Examination ordered in regard to the 
above French prize. Assembly adjourned (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 75:117)-. 218 

IS Report on the examinations of Jasper Farmar, Jacob Roome 
master, and Francis van Geldtrom Vandel, late master of 
the La Fleur, the French ship taken by the Greyhound 
(see A^^. Y. col. mss, 75:118); orders thereon. Commission 
of flag of truce to carry prisoners to French settlements to 
be granted to Mr Pintard. 219 



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16 Order upon an application of Nathl. Marston, Nichs. Bay- 
ard, Edw'd Holland and Henry Cuyler, owners of the 
Greyhound, in regard to the La Fleur prize (see N. Y, col. 
mss, 75:121). Letter from Gov. Shirley with minutes of 
the council and assembly of Massachusetts, military opera- 
tions. 221 

19 Report on the preceding letter from Gov. Shirley. 226 
Feb. 2 Council's opinion asked about a winter campaign against 

Crownpoint. Lawrence Payne to command John Pintard's 
brigantine New Port, going as flag of truce (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 75:119). 226a 

4 Report of council about a winter campaign against Fort St 
Frederick at Crownpoint. Objection raised by Mr Murray 
to the entries of the minutes of council held at Albany. 227 
13 Letter received from Gov. Shirley about the march on 
Crownpoint; council advise against it. Warrants for 
salaries signed. 229 

20 Goods taken from a French vessel by Thos. Wilier and 

Abr'm Man considered free from infection. Proclama- 
tion to issue proroguing the assembly (see N. Y. col. mss, 
75:120). Warrants signed; to Lieut. Walter Butler com- 
missary and Charles Kerr surgeon at Oswego for salaries. 230 

Mar. 2 Petition of the OA.ners of the Greyhound relating to goods 
on board their prize La Fleur denied. Gov. Shirley writes 
that he has given up the expedition against Crownpoint. 231 
II Order on a petition of the owners of the Greyhound (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 75:1-2). Letters from Capt. Livingston at 
Fort Clinton, Saratoga, to Col. Marshall received; attack 
by French Indians on a woodcutting party; Col. Schuyler 
and Major Collins complained of for not supplying fire- 
wood to Saratoga garrison. Kinderhook people want a 
garrison; order thereon. 232 

16 Proclamation to issue proroguing the assembly (see N. Y. 

col. mss, 75:122). 233 

Ap. 2 John Durfy master of the New Port brigantine granted a 
commission of flag of truce upon petition of John Pintard. 
Petition referred: of John Retou a French mulatto prisoner 
of war and sold to Capt. Rene Het for restoration to 
freedom; and of freemen of New York city against allow- 
ing tradesmen from New Jersey. Answer of Col. Schuyler 
and Major Collins to a complaint against them (p. 232) 
received (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:123-24). Petition of Corns, 
van Schaick et al of Kinderhook for a garrison referred to 
the assembly. Warrants for salaries signed. 234 

9 Assembly wants to adjourn but council advises against it. 
Order on petition of Joseph Espinosa (see A''. Y. col. mss, 

;. 75:127). 236 



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10 Report and order on petitions of John Retou (p. 234) and 

of the freemen of New York. 238 

14 Letters received from Capt. Trent and Livingston to Col. 
Marshall, skirmishing with French and Indians near Fort 
Clinton. Gov. Clinton asks who are to be appointed offi- 
cers of the rangers. 239 

18 Johannes Hough jr and Wm Hogan recommended and ap- 
pointed captains, Andrew Lambert Hough and Johs. de 
Wandelaer lieutenants of Albany county rangers. 240 

29 Officers at Fort Clinton write to Col. Marshall that their 

men are likely to desert in a body for want of pay; advice 
of council thereon. Letter read from Col. Roberts to Col. 
Wm Johnson about Indian troubles; order thereon. Order 
on two copies of affidavits sworn to before Justice Johs. 
Hardenbergh of Ulster county, charging Gysbert Crum 
with rescuing a deserter. Proclamation to issue in regard 
to apprehending deserters (see A''. Y. col. mss, 75:130). 240 

30 Letter from Col. Roberts at Saratoga to Col. Marshall at 

Albany received, wholesale desertions; order thereon. 
Officers appointed to command the rangers can not get 
men to enlist; matter referred to the assembly. Peter de 
Jon Court master of the brigantine Sarah granted a com- 
mission of flag of truce over Wm Griffith (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 75:134, 136). Warrant to John Joost Herkemer and 
Gerrit A. Lansingh for provisioning Oswego garrison 
signed. 242 

May 2 Capt. Tiebouts' company and others refuse to march to 
Saratoga; money to pay them to be raised in the city. 
Agreement signed by David Clarkson, Paul Richards, 
Joseph Haynes, John McEvers, John Livingston and 
Robert Rob't Livingston to furnish i5500 sterling or 
£9075 New York currency; accepted. 243 

3 Col. Peter Schuyler writes that the Jersey troops are 

mutinous for want of pay; deliberations thereon. 245 

5 Difficulties about the money promised by the New York 

merchants. 246 

p. m. Time for drawing the bills of exchange, to be taken by the 

merchants, extended to 90 days. 247 

6 Difficulties with the troops at Saratoga; Massachusetts and 

Connecticut troops called for. Hudson river counties 
militia to be held in readiness for marching. Col. Schuy- 
ler to take part of his regiment to Saratoga. Provisions 
for the rangers allowed by the assembly. Kinderiiook 
rangers to go to Saratoga. Col. Hambleton approves of 
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14 Johs. de Wandelaer refuses the commission of lieutenant in 
the rangers. Blank commission sent to Major Collins to 
be filled by him with the advice of the mayor of Alba'ny. 
Letters from Mr Hamilton to Peter Schuyler concerning 
New Jersey troops received; from Gov. Shirley with 
minutes of Massachusetts council, meeting among the new 
levies. Col. Phil Schuyler ordered to Albany. 249 

20 Deposition of Bernard Eyrand (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:131) 
received from Gov. Thomas. Jean du Puy, mentioned in 
the same, to be examined. 250 

30 Deposition of Jean du Puy, lieutenant (see A''. Y. col. mss, 

75''i33) of the ship Marguerite of Bordeaux, captured by 
three privateers, Triton, Capt. ]\Iann commanding, Castor, 
Capt. Burges, and Pollux, captain unknown. The advo- 
cate general is ordered to prosecute the commanders of the 
privateers. Commissions of flag of truce granted: to Thos. 
Brown master of the Monmouth sloop, owned by Wm 
Griffith, and to Rob't Griffith jr, master of the Good Intent 
sloop, to carry French prisoners to Leogan and Guade- 
loupe; to Thos. Fish master of the Don Carlos sloop, Jacob 
and Wm Walton owners, to carry Spanish prisoners to St 
Augustine (see A^". Y. col. mss, 75:132, 134, 135). 252 

31 Representation to Col. Roberts at Albany from Captains 

of the new levies received. Letter from field officers J. 
Roberts, Hubert Marshall, Thos. Clarke and John Ruther- 
ford of the new levies. Minutes of a council of war held 
at Fort Frederick all in regard to the pay of the men re- 
ceived. Capt. John Honeyman examined about it; opinion 
of council. 255 

June 6 Letter from Gov. Clinton to Col. Roberts (see iV. Y. col. mss, 

75:137). 257 

8 Alderman Johnson and Dr Baird examined in regard to 
Mr Wessells, arrived from Boston to be inoculated for the 
smallpox. Proclamation to issue forbidding inoculation 
for the smallpox (see A''. Y. col. mss, 75:147). 259 

19 Commission of flag of truce granted to Thomas Greenhil 
master of the Mary sloop. Warrants for salaries, etc. 
signed. Gov. Clinton intends to go to Albany. 260 

July 28 Letters from Gov. Shirley, meeting of commissioners at 
New York; scouting parties to be sent from Saratoga to 
the Massachusetts fort; general court to meet for provid- 
ing means to prosecute the expedition against Crownpoint, 
orders of council thereon. Order on examinations of 
persons suspected of counterfeiting. 261 

Aug. I Disposal of troops to be employed against Crownpoint and 

Niagara. 263 



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3 Estimate of charges for the above expeditions received. 
Indian afifairs. Letters of Gov. Shirley (p. 261) con- 
sidered. 264 

22 Message from Gov. Clinton to the council on military 
affairs; referred. Order on the petitions of John Pintard, 
Henry Lane, Wm Griffith, Edw'd Holland and Alex 
Forbes (see A^. Y. col. mss, 75:150-53). 265 

25 Letter from Gov. Shirley with c'opy of letter from the gov- 
ernor of Quebec relating to exchange of prisoners to be 
laid before the assembly. Letter from the governor of 
St Augustine about Spanish mulattoes sold as slaves re- 
ferred to the advocate general. . 266 

28 Report of committee on governor's message of the 22d 
handed in; question whether it should be received not set- 
tled. Minutes sent home. 267 
Sep. 4 Letters received: from Col. Johnson, goes on an expedition 
with 400 Christians and 400 Indians; from Gov. Shirley 
with commission appointing Samuel Welles, Robert Hale 
and Oliver Partridge delegates to the meeting of commis- 
sioners (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:156). 267 

11 Copy of commission received from Gov. Law appointing 

Roger Wolcot, Thos. Fitch and Benj. Hall delegates as 
above (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:15?). Memorial of Massa- 
chusetts commissioners in regard to powers of New York 
commissioners referred. 268 

12 Daniel Horsmanden, suspended from the council, demands 

the reason of it. Commission to New York commissioners 
made out, granting to them the same powers as to Massa- 
chusetts and Connecticut delegates, leaving out Dan'l 
Horsmanden's name. 269 

IS Letters from Major Jacob Glen to Col. Phil. Schuyler (see 
N. y. col. mss, 75:158) received. Detachments of Albany 
county regiment to go to Oswego. Order on report of 
Richard Bradley the advocate general on the case of 
Arthur Helme commanding the Polly privateer. Warrants 
for salaries, etc. signed. Albany county rangers. Account 
of the governor's disbursements (see N. Y. col. mss, 
75:138-146). 269 

22 Appointment of officers for Albany county rangers referred 
to the mayor of Albany. Draft of instructions >to Phil. 
Livingston and Joseph Murray of the council, Wm NicoU, 
Phil. Verplanck and Henry Cruger of the assembly, as 
commissioners at the meeting to confer on measures for 
the encouragement of the six nations read and amended 
; (see N. Y. col. mss. 76:1-3). 271 



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26 Warrant to Col. Roberts (see N. Y. col. mss, 75:161) and 
letter from the same (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 75:161) laid before 
the council; advice of council. Saratoga deserted by the 
levies (see A''. Y. col. mss, 76:4); orders in relation to it. 272 

29 Stephen Bayard suspended from the council. Henry Hol- 
land appointed mayor, John Ayscough sheriff, John van 
Cortlandt coroner of New York, John ten Broeck mayor 
and Jacob ten Eyck sheriff of Albany. 273 

Oct. I Agreement made by the commissioners of the colonies re- 
ferred to the assembly. Report of Mr Murray on his 
efforts to have forts ordered built by them at the great 
carrying place. Defense of the frontiers to be considered. 274 

2 Defense of the frontiers and preserving the six nations in 

their allegiance submitted to the consideration of the 
council. ■ 274 

3 Mr Livingston lays a paper, " Proposals for the security of 

the frontiers" before the council; referred. Col. Johnson 
to be examined on Indian affairs. 275 

6 Examination of Col. Johnson (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 76:8, 9). 275 
14 Fort Clinton burnt, cannon and stores removed to Still- 

vi^ater. Order on a deposition of Wm Johnson, charging 
Joseph, John and Lewis Clement with selling rum to the 
six nations. Lieut. Lindesay ordered to take command at 
Oswego upon petition of Oswego traders and Indians. 276 

31 Commission of flag of truce granted upon petition of Edw'd 
Holland to Thos. Seymour master of the brigantine Good 
Friends (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:13). Exchange of prison- 
ers in Canada. 277 
Nov. 6 Letters received from Gov. Shirley and Knowles; pay of 
troops; discharge of troops. Opinion of council asked 
about measures for the defense of the frontiers. 277 

7 Allowances of pay of troops by the assembly. Report on 

measures for the defense of the frontiers. Merchants to be 
asked to advance money for paying troops. 278 

20 Troops s'.ationed at the Mohawks and Canajoharie castles 
and at Wm Johnson's have deserted; new levies expected 
to enlist to be sent there. 279 

25 Council advises the governor to sign acts creating new bills 
of credit notwithstanding objections thereto. Arent Ste- 
phens appointed Indian interpreter. 280 
Dec. 31 Resolves of the general court of Massachusetts concerning 
the agreement between the commissioners of the colonies 
(p. 274) received with amendments. Petition of Jacob de 
Hart for rights of ferry from Staten Island to New York 
and to Bergen county, N. J. tabled. New license to pur- 



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chase Indian lands south of Jeremiah van Rensselaer's 
land, west of Hudson river and near Johs. Hallenbeck, in 
Albany county, granted to Henry Lane and Hendrick 
Remsen. License to purchase Indian lands near the Katts- 
kills granted to William and Abr'm Salisbury and Cas- 
parus Bronck. Report on Gov. Clinton's account (p. 269). 
Warrants to him to be prepared and warrant for his house 
rent signed. Mr Miln appointed surgeon to the forces. 280 

Warrants to Gov. Clinton for contingent expenses signed. 
Writs for election of a new assembly to issue. 283 

4 Gov. Shirley complains that Nicholas Schuyler has enlisted 
men in Hampshire county and asks them to be discharged; 
referred. Action on demand of president and council of 
Pennsylvania for loan of battering cannon deferred. 283 

22 John Burnet appointed coroner of New York vice John van 

Cortlandt deceased. 284 

26 Meeting of commissioners discussed. Order on a petition 
of mayor and aldermen of Albany for continuance of Capt. 
Nicholas Schuyler's company as garrison there. 284 

Feb. 4 Letters received from Gov. Law about meeting of commis- 
sioners; from president of Pennsylvania about loan of 
cannons. No powder at Albany. Richard Smith appointed 
branch pilot, but must pass examination. 285 

12 Governor's speech to be made to the council and assembly 

read (see A^". Y. col. mss, 76:21 and Jour. 2:1004). 286 

16 Commissioners to communicate letters to the general assem- 

bly, John Canon master of the brigantine William and 
Mary to be examined as to the cannon with which he 
sailed and did not bring back. 287 

17 Letters received: from Phil. Ryley in the Seneca country to 

Col. Johnson, from Lieut. Lindesay at Oswego, and from 
Capt. Chew to Col. Marshall at Albany about movements 
of the French; from Col. Schuyler about orders he has 
given. 287 

18 Arent Stevens sent to make inquiries among the Indians 

about the reported movements of the French. Advice of 
council in regard to the news in above letters. 288 

24 Extract from a letter of the duke of Newcastle (see N. Y. 

col. mss, 76:10); referred. 289 

. 29 Report of committee on the above letter. 290 

15 Pennsylvania again asks for the loan of cannon; order 
thereon. Scouts from Albany taken or killed by the 
enemy. Petitions of Noah Kiting and Nath'l Lefever (see 
L. P. 14:19), of Otto van Tuyl et al (see L. P. 14:14) with 



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caveat against patent to Jacob de Hart (see L. P. 14:23) 
referred. 293 

18 Cannons can be loaned to Pennsylvania. Patent granted to 

Noah Elting and Nath'l Lefever. 294 

28 Gov. Clinton ill, Mr Livingston presides. Gov. Shirley pro- 

poses a meeting with Gov. Clinton and an Indian confer- 
ence; writes also about expedition against Crovvnpoint, 
forts in the Indian country, Indian affairs. Council of 
Massachusetts concur in the sentiments of the New York 
council (p. 290). Letter received from Col. Johnson by 
Mr Catherwood on killing of outscouts and garrisons 
among the Indians. 295 

29 Gov. Clinton present. Report on the letters laid before the . 

council yesterday. 296 

Ap. 9 Council advises the governor to give his assent to several 

acts notwithstanding objections thereto. 298 

May 2 Letters received from Gov. Shirley with resolutions, etc. of 
the Massachusetts representatives in regard to the Crown- 
point expedition; advice of council thereon. Order on a 
memorial of Advocate General Richard Bradley (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 76:16). Petition of clergymen complaining that 
justices of the peace perform the marriage ceremony re- 
ferred. 299 
23 Letters received: from Col. Johnson on Indian affairs; from 
Col. John Stoddard to Mr Lydius with enclosure from T. 
Williams, movements of the French; Col. Johnson's Jour- 
nal of an Indian at Onondaga April 24. 25, 26. Exchange 
of prisoners to be proposed to the governor of Quebec. 
Copy of Col. Johnson's Journal to be sent to Gov. Shirley. 
Letter received from Gov. Tincker, recommending Hugo 
Grangent, a Frenchman. Warrant for salaries signed. 300 
June 6 Assembly adjourned. Letter received from the governor of 
Quebec to Gov. Shirley about exchange of prisoners. 
Order of council in regard to three French prizes brought 
to New York by the Royal Catherine privateer. Copy of 
the report made by John Armstrong engineer on the forti- 
fications of the city to be laid before the assembly. Repon 
of committee on letters and papers, received May 23, ap- 
proved. 307 
10 Royal proclamation prohibiting commerce with the French 
received and to be reprinted (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:23). 
French prisoners to be sent to the country. 308 
20 Governor's message to the assembly read (see A''. Y. col. mss.. 
76:32). Message read from the general court of Massa- 
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French privateers off the coast reported by Mr Wassel of 
the Pennsylvania council. 308 

30 Resolutions of the general assembly relating to the exchange 
of prisoners received. Proposals for carrying 100 prison- 
ers under flag of truce out of the province, made by Mr 
Richards, accepted. Order on a petition of Joseph Havi- 
land, Gerard Smith et al isee_N. Y. col. mss, 76:37). War- 
rants for salaries, etc. signed. 309 

July 8 Governor Clinton is going to Albany. 3i>l 

II Letters received from the duke of New Castle about giving 

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pended, council advises to keep them in service, hoping the 
assembly will make appropriations. Letter from John 
Chandler to Gov. Shirley about counterfeiters living at 
Dover, N. Y. 

Propositions made to the six nations and their allies, the 
Oghquages, Tftataghreghroones and Scanehaderadeigh- 
roones. 

Answer of the six nations. 

Speech made to the river Indians and their answer. 

Letter received from the duke of Bedford with royal procla- 
mation announcing cessation of hostilities between Great 
Britain, France and the States General (see N. Y. col. mss, 
76:25). Assembly adjourned. 

Order on a petition of Lewis Bouvet master of the ship 
I'Amazone of Nantes (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:45). 

Order on a petition of Joseph Blondi boatswain of the 
French polacca St Charles of Marseilles (see N. Y. col. mss, 
76:43). Desertions reported by Col. Johnson from the 
companies on the frontiers. 

Petition of Joseph Blondi (p. 318) dismissed for reasons 
given. Louis Bouvet allowed to sell cotton from his ship 
and purchase provisions. Thos. Carey and Teunis Rivett 
appointed branch pilots. 

Assembly adjourned. 

Assembly adjourned by proclamation. Lottery tickets to 
raise funds for a college to continue on sale. 

Masters and officers of the French ships Le Marechal de 
Saxe, Le. Concord and Le Zephir, taken by the Brave 
Hawk privateer, Edw'd Menzie master, allowed to come 
ashore. 

Order on a petition of Jean Larraldi, Joseph Oilier, Pierre le 
Prince, masters of the above vessels, and of Guillaume 
Chapelien, master of the brigantine L'Industrie (see N. Y. 
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17 Edward Menzie, commanding the Brave Hawk, heard in 
opposition to the foregoing petition with aflfidavits by- 
Joseph Courts, James Biveau and Louis Flott (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 76:49, 51). 321 

20 Assembly adjourned. The prizes of the Brave Hawk are re- 

stored to their masters, consenting to receive them under 
protest (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 76:52). Liberty granted to the 
flag of truce snow L'Hirondelle, S. Arnavielhe master, to 
refit and provision. 322 

24 Dispatches from the governor of Canada delivered by M. 

Deligniere. Difficulties in provisioning the troops. 323 

29 Edward Holland appointed to the council vice Phil, van 
Cortlandt deceased; he is sworn in and takes his place. 
Edw'd Holland reappointed mayor, John Ayscough sheriff 
and John Burnet coroner of New York; Jacob Coenradt 
ten Eyck mayor, Thos. Williams jr, sheriff of Albany. 
Letters received from the governor of Canada about ex- 
change of prisoners ' and about cessation of hostilities. 
Stephen Arnavielhe allowed to allow his vessel for re- 
fitting. 324 
Oct. 3. Letter received from the duke of Bedford announcing that 
Spain and Genoa have signed the preliminaries of the 
treaty of Aix la Chapelle. Proclamation to issue announc- 
ing cessation of hostilities with Spain. French prisoners 
among the Indians. 325 

4 Above proclamation read, amended and ordered printed (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 76:54). Speech intended to be made to the 
Indians. Provisions to the troops. 326 

6 Mr Richards explains why he has not sent provisions for 
the troops to Albany; Mr Catherwood contradicts him. 
Orders to ten Broeck and Cuyler, commissaries at Albany. 327 

8 Monsieur de Ligniere presents a memorial on the exchange 

of prisoners; referred. Minutes sent home. 328 

13 Cadw. Colden presents a memorial of what passed in the 
council between him and Chief Justice de Laiicey on the 
8th; copy to be sent to de Lancey. Charter of incorpora- 
tion granted to the parish church at Jamaica, Rev. Thos. 
Colgan rector. 32S 

21 ^lemorial of Cadwallader Colden (see iV- Y. col. mss, 76:57) ; 

Chief Justice de Lancey's answer (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:58). 
Resolutions of the assembly received about pay and dis- 
charge of the troops on the frontiers; opinion of council 
thereon. Warrants for salaries, etc. signed. 329 

Nov. 8 Reply of Cadw. Colden to Chief Justice de Lancey's answer 

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Wm Beekman jr, son of Dr Wm Beekman, to be one of the 
managers of the public lottery vice Peter Vallett, resigned 
on account of ill health. 338 

Orders on petitions of Solomon Comes for ferry rights from 
Staten Island to New York (see L. P. 14:15, 16) and of 
John Dickinson (see L. P. 14:25). Patent granted to 
Thos. Smith (see L. P. 14:24).- 338 

Mayor and corporation of New York ask that exportation 
of flour, bread, corn and butter be prohibited; not granted. 340 

Hearing on the petition of Solomon Comes and of Otto van 
Tuyl (see L. P. 14:29). Patents granted: to Sarah, Cath- 
erine, George, Elizabeth and Mary Bradley (see L. P. 
14:28); to Henry Lane and Hendrick Remsen (see L. P. 
14:54); to Abr'm and Wm Salisbury and Casparus Bronck 
(p. 280). 340 

Letter received from the governor of Canada about exchange 
of prisoners referred. 342 

Report on the preceding letter called for. Letter received 
from Capt. Rich'd Ferris commanding the Centaur man 
of war about a Spanish vessel carrying news of the peace 
to Porto Rico having been captured by one King of New 
York; referred to the judge of the admiralty. 342 

Report on the letter of the governor of Canada relating to 

exchange of prisoners read and approved. 343 

Hearing on the petition of Solomon Comes (p. 340) ; con- 
tinued. 343 

Letter received from J. H. Lydius, Indian affairs. Petition 
of fishermen, badly treated by Jerseymen, referred to Gov. 
Belcher. Patents granted to Hendrick du Bois and Cor- 
nelius Schoonmaker jr (see L. P. 14:35) and to David 
Rees (see L. P. 14:33). Petition of Zacharias Hoffman 
and Abr'm Smeddies (see L. P. 14:30) tabled. Warrants 
for salaries signed. 344 

Hearing on the petition of Solomon Comes (p. 343) post- 
poned. 346 

License to purchase Indians lands granted to Thos. Lane 
and Joris Remsen, son of Hendrick Remsen (see L. P. 
14:36). Ferry rights granted to Solomon Comes; table of 
fees to be prepared. 346 

Letter written to M. de Lignerie about his powers to treat 
for an exchange of prisoners and affirmative answer re- 
ceived; Chief Justice de Lancey and Mr Rutherford are 
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27 Letter received from Wm Jolinson about excliange of pris- 

oners among the Indians; opinion of council. M. de 
Lignerie not to return to Canada by way of Oswego. 348 

Ap. 4 Correspondence with INI. de Lignerie about exchange of 

prisoners continued. 349 

10 Orders on petition by Manuel Josephee de la Mar (see AL 1 . 
col. iiiss, 76:6s); by David Seaman. Jacob Seaman, Thos. 
Seaman, John Jackson and Thos. Allen (see L. P. 14:38). 349 

May 10 Letter received from the duke of Bedford with royal procla- 
mation of peace; to be published. 350 
18 Letter received from Wm Johnson, Indian affairs. Procla- 
mation to issue for a day of thanksgiving. Proof laid 
before the council that David Seaman et al have complied 
with the order of April 10 and their petition is granted. 
Table of fees for Solomon Comes' Staten Island ferry ap- 
proved. 351 

June 7 Letter received from Wm Johnson about French prisoners 

among the Indians; order of council. 353 

28 Letter received from French commander at Crownpoint to 

Capt. Marshall enclosed in a letter from the latter to the 
governor, Indian affairs; French movements toward the 
Belle Riviere; Gov. Hamihon and Shirley to be informed. 353 
July I Depositions: of Thos. Cumming a quaker about disrespect- 
ful words spoken of the governor at the tavern of Andrew 
Ramsay; of John Woolaston; Oliver de Lancey to be 
prosecuted for them. . 354 

13 Speech of the governor in relation to the preceding; Phil. 

van Home refuses to testify in regard to it. 358 

14 Philipp van Home, David Johnston and Wm Ricketts called 

before the council as witnesses in the above case. 359 

17 Phil, van Home and David Johnston examined, Nath'l 
Johnson dismissed not having heard anything (see N. V. 
col. inss, 76:79, 80). 359 

Aug. 8 Message from the assembly concerning, redemption of pris- 
oners among the Indians. Correspondence with the gov- 
ernor of Canada on exchange of prisoners approved. 
Warrants to Wm Johnson for supplying Oswego troops. 
Patents granted to Cornelius ten Broeck (see L. P. 14:44) 
and to Jane and Ellis Colden (see L. P. 14:45)- Petition 
of Michael Christian Knoll, minister of the Lutheran 
church in New York (see N. Y. col. inss, 76:72) tabled. 
Minutes sent home. 360 

Sep. 8 Order on a representation by Capt. Roddam, commanding 
the Greyhound man of war, about carpenters refusing to 
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from Wm Johnson, Indian affairs, M. Beaubassin sent back 
from Albany, enclosing a letter from M. Louis a French 
engineer about latitude of Fort Niagara (45° 53' 17"); 
from Marquis de la Jonquiere, governor of Canada, ex- 
change of prisoners. Half of the garrison at Oswego may 
be withdrawn. Warrant to Thos. Butler administrator of 
Chas. Kerr for the latter's salary as surgeon at Oswego. 361 
29 Mayor, sheriff and coroner of NewYork reappointed, mayor 
of Albany also; Richard Miller appointed sheriff of Albany. 
Complaint of inhabitants of Dutchess county against their 
sheriff Wm Barnes rejected as frivo'ous. Otto van Tuyl 
to be prosecuted for speaking contemptuous words against 
the governor, as per affidavit of Solomon Comes. Con- 
stables in Dutchess and Orange counties, who have neg- 
lected to make census returns, to be prosecuted. 363 

Oct. 26 Letters received: from Robert Saunders sent to Canada for 
exchange of prisoners (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:90); from 
Gov. de la Jonquiere about the exchange of Abenakis, 
prisoners near Boston, and of Amalacites, taken by Capt. 
Gorham, to be referred to Gov. Shirley. James Swan ap- 
pointed branch pilot, if he can pass the examination (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 76:93). Petition of the Lutheran minister 
and congregation in New York (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
6:89) tabled. Order on a petition of Abr'm Kip for a ferry 
across the Hudson near Kingston (see N. Y. col. mss, 
76:92). Patents granted: to George Murray and Jacobus 
Bruyn (seeL.P. 14:50); to Peter van Brugh Livingston and 
John Provoost (see L. P. 14:51). Order on a petition for 
running the line between Ulster and Albany counties (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 76:91). 364 

28 Letter received from Col. Jacob Wendel, the Indians near 
Boston supposed to be prisoners are Pigwackit Indians 
who came of their own accord to escape the war. Mr 
Lannier, satisfied with this explanation, to return to 
Canada. 3^7 

Nov. IS Letter received from the duke of Bedford in relation to an 
address by the house of commons on colonial bills of 
credit. Treasurer ordered to prepare an account of out- 
standing bills. Order on a letter from the governor of 
Leogan, concerning property belonging to Messrs Pazan 
and Gazan, taken away by the Polly sloop, Nath'l Beek 
master, John Willet & Co. of New York owners. 368 

Dec. I Account of outstanding bills of credit received from the 
treasurer; mistakes in it pointed out and the treasurer 
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give a correct account. Order in regard to Indian children, 
taken in pawn by Mr Bradt of Albany and Peter van 
Driesen of Schenectady. Negroes in Albany grown very 
insolent since the peace. Examinations of David Johnston 
and Phil, van Home (p. 359) entered in the minutes. 369 

Answer of the treasurer to the objections against his account 

of outstanding bills of credit. 371 

Treasurer fails to come with a corrected account as ordered. 373 
Excise matters. Proclamation to issue reviving an act of 
12 Anne for laying an excise (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:104). 
Treasurer's account received. Patent granted to Douw 
Funda and Tohs. H. Vrooman (see L. P. 14:56) 373 

Letters received: from Gov. Benning Wentworth of New 
Hampshire (see A''. Y. col. mss, 76:97, 98); from Col. Wm 
Johnson, Indian affairs, Mohawks want to go to war 
against the Catawbas, Oneidas want a smith; from mayor, 
etc of Albany; Indian children in pawn; from Thos. Hill, 
secretary of lords of trade with acts of parliament relating 
to the Unitas Fratrum [Moravians] and to whale fishery. 374 
4 Advice of council regarding letters of Col. Johnson, from 
'mayor, etc. of Albany received yesterday. New license to 
purchase Indian lands granted to Thos. Lane and Joris 
Remsen (see L. P. 14:61). Patents granted: to Anthony 
Tancret and Samuel Rogers (see L. P. 14:62); to George 
Harrison (see L. P. 14:60); to Thos. Ellison and Laurence 
Roome (see L. P. 14:58). Petition of Germans in New 
York (see A''. F. col. mss, 76:113) granted. Order on letter 
from the governor of Havannah claiming certain negroes 
as freemen. 376 

12 Letter received from the duke of Bedford (see N. Y. col. mss, 
76:102). Patents granted: to John Ayscough (see L. P. 
14:65); to Hugh Wentworth (see L. P. 14:63); license to 
purchase Indian lands to Jacob Roseboom, John Jacobus 
Roseboom and John G. Roseboom (see L. P. 14:64). 
Order in regard to granting patents and licenses. 378 

May 22 Account of the treasurer of outstanding bills of credit re- 
ceived. Letters received: from the duke of Bedford (see 
A^. Y. col. mss, 76:108); from Capt. Stoddert at Quebec, 
exchange of prisoners; from Col. Johnson, French with 

1 western Indians intend to destroy the Indians on the Ohio 

in British interest and then the five nations. Assistance 
promised to the latter in case of attack. Gov. Hamilton 
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June S Correspondence: with Gov. Wentworth (see N. Y. col. mss, 
76:114, 115); with Lt. Gov. Phips relating to a complaint by 
Gov. de la Jonquiere about Indian prisoners (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 76:117). 381 

25 Letters received: from Marquis de la Jonquiere, Abenaki 

prisoners; from Lt. Gov. Phips confirmii.g Col. Jacob 
Wendell's account of them; 'from Col. Wendell with affi- 
davits about the Pigwackit Indians; from mayor of Albany 
with affidavit of I. Switts master of the sloop on which 
M. Lanniere and the Abenaki sachem went to Albany; 
from Lieut. Lindesay to Col. Johnson, Indian affairs; all 
referred. Order on a petition of Robert Augustine Auvray, 
master of the brigantine St Michael (see A^. Y. col. mss, 
76:120). 383 

26 M. Beaubassin before the council reports on the Abenakis 

near Boston. Report on the letters received the 25th. 
Proclamation to issue forbidding Oswego traders to take 
Indian children in pawn (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:118). Lib- 
erty granted to R. A. Auvray for unloading his vessel and 
selling part of his cargo to pay for repairs. 385 

July 2 M. Beaubassin again before the council receives dispatches 
for Canada. Patent granted to Wm Smith and James 
Brown (see L. P. 14:68). Order on petition of Hugh 
Wentworth (see L. P. 14:69). Petition of Hendrick Myer 
(see L. P. 14:73) tabled. License granted to Johan Joost 
Herkimer (see L. P. 14:72). Caveat entered by Abr'm 
Haasbrouck, Samuel Bevier, and Daniel Haasbrouck 
agains't Hugh Wentworth. 386 

24 Writs for election of a new assembly to issue. Correspond- 
ence with the governor of Canada and Col. Johnson about 
exchange of prisoners. Letters received: from Gov. Went- 
worth (see A''. Y. col. mss, 76:119); case to be laid before 
the king; from Gov. Glen of South Carolina, Indian affairs. 389 

Aug. 6 Draft of an ordinance changing terms of the supreme court 
read and approved. Letters received from Thos. Lee, 
president of Virginia, Indian affairs. 391 

9 Hearing on caveat against Hugh Wentworth's petition 

(p. 386). - 391 

Sep. 4 Royal mandamus appointing Edward Holland of the council 

vice Phil, van Courtlandt deceased; he is sworn in. 392 

15 Order on an address from the assembly asking that the act 
for preventing importation of copper money be reprinted. 
Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to Teady 
McGin for 8000 acres between Stone Rabey and Canajo- 
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Eckerson (see L. P. 14:80); patents for a ferry between 
Staten Island and Bergen, N. J. to Jacob Corsen (see L. P. 
14:82). Order on a petition of Staats Long Morris (see 
L. P. 14:79). Order in regard to caveats entered against 
granting patents. _ 392 

19 Letter received from Gov. Wentwortli (see N. Y. col. mss, 
76:133). Order on a petition of Manachna and Aman 
natives of Arabia (see A^. Y. col. mss, 76:135). 395 

24 Hearing on the caveat against Hugh Wentworth's petition 
(p- 391); caveat dismissed. Papers received from Gov. 
Hamilton; Twightwee Indians want to enter into an alli- 
ance with the six nations and Ohio Indians. Owendaets 
on the Ohio want to be included in the peace with the 
French; to be laid before the assembly. Letters received 
from Lieut. Butler at Oswego and Col. Johnson, Indian 
affairs. Patent granted to Hugh Wentworth. Petition 
of Jacob, John Jacobus and John G. Roseboom (see L. P. 
14:84) referred. 3p6 

29 Edward Holland to be mayor, John Ayscough sheriff, An- 
thony Rutgers coroner of New York; Robert Saunders 
mayor and Richard Miller sheriff of Albany. Representa- 
tion of the attorney general on the eastern boundary (see 
N. y. col. mss, 76:135) referred. Patent granted to Jacob 
Roseboom et al (p. 396). 398 

Oct. 5 Letter received from Col. Johnson, Indian affairs and French 
intentions; referred to the assembly. Petition of John 
Joost Petrie (see N'. Y. col. mss, 76:156) read. 399 

8 Warrants granted to the above J. J. Petrie for supplying 
Oswego troops; accounts for this service called for from 
John de Peyster and Gerrit Corn's van den Bergh. Acts 
of parliament relating to African trade, silk culture and ex- 
portation of iron from American colonies received from 
Thos. Hill and to be fi'ed for public inspection. Procla- 
mation to issue in regard to the iron industry (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 76:138). I 400 

15 Letter received from Gov. Hamilton, Indian affairs, the new 
headman of the six nations a Roman catholic and greatly 
attached to the French interest. Too late in the season for 
an Indian conference at Albany. 401 

Nov. 5 Journal kept by Conrad Weiser on his journey to Onon- 
daga received with letter from Pres. Thos. Lee of Virginia 
on Indian affairs, six nations will not go to Fredericks- 
burgh, but meet Virginia delegates at Albany. Message 
from Gov. Hamilton to Pennsylvania assembly and answer 
on Indian affairs received and referred to the New York 
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26 Mandamus of the lords justices restoring James Alexander 
to his seat in the council; he is sworn in and takes his 
place. Letters received from Pres. Lee of Virginia and 
Gov. Glen of South Carolina, Indian affairs. Warrants for 
salaries, etc signed. 403 

Dec. 5 Letter received from the duke of Bedford with act of parlia- 
ment relating to American iron; order thereon. Circular 
letters to governors of English- colonies to be written (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 76:14s). 405 

14 Caveats entered: by the heirs of Dr Samuel Staats, deceased 
(see L. P. 14:85); by Joseph Banks (see L. P. 14:85); by 
Barent van Benthuysen and R. R. Livingston (see L, P. 
14:85). Orders on the petitions: of Johannis Jansen (see 
L. P. 14:88); of Staats Lang Morris (see L. P. 14:89, 87); 
of Wm Bauch and Jacob Fred'k Lawyer (see L. P. 14:93); 
of Johs. Becker and Johs. Eckerson (see L. P. 14:97). 
Patent granted to Thos. Lane and Joris Remsen (see L. P. 
14:95). Warrants for salaries signed. 406 

1751 

Jan. 3 Letter received from Col. Johnson, Cloron's leaden plate. / 
Johnson's conference with Scanaghradeya, a Cayuga 
sachem who brought the plate; copies to be sent to Gov. 
Hamilton. Patents granted: to Alex'r Phoenix, Abr'rii 
Bokee and John Exceen (see L. P. 14:99); to Richard 
Durham (see L. P. 14:101). Alexander Colden to be 
surveyor general with his father. 409 

Mar. 12 Letters received: from Lt. Gov. Phips, Gov. Belcher and 
Gov. Hamilton in answer to the circular letter (p. 405) ; 
from Lieut. Lindesay at Oswego, about a Missisaga boy, 
kept by Mr Bratt. Warrants for salaries signed. Assem- 
bly prorogued. Licenses to piirchase Indian lands granted: 
to Jacob Borst, Jerominus Greslaer, Mathias Bowman, 
Barent Keiser, Hendrick Hens, Adam Zehe, Robert 
Stuert, Barent ten Eyck and Jacob C. ten Eyck (see L. P. 
14:102); to Benj. Nicol, John Rutse Bleecker, Valkert P. 
Douw and Peter Laroway (see L. P. 14:104). 411 

Ap. 12 Brigantine Sarah, Robert Leonard master, arrives from St 
Christophers with smallpox; quarantine measures. Gov. 
Wentworth writes that the assembly of New Hampshire 
will not allow him to send a commissioner to the Indian 
meeting at Albany and asks Gov. Clinton to appoint. a New 
York or Albany man as representative of New Hampshire, 
can not be done without presents to the Indians. Gov. 
Ogle of Maryland and Gov. Hamilton of Pennsylvania are 

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come himself or send commissioners. Time of meeting at 
Albany postponed until end of June and assembly to be 
prorogued from week to week. Warrants to Gov. Clinton 
for Indian presents and expenses to Albany signed. 413 

May 16 Letters received from Mayor 'Saunders of Albany and Mr 
Bratt about the Indian boy; the latter refuses to give up 
the boy unless paid for; deferred until the governor 'is at 
Albany. Gov. Phips will have everything ready for the 
Indian conference. Ordinance for changing time 'of court 
of sessions in Westches'ter county approved. Assembly 
called to meet. Warrant to Martice van Dyck for taking 
care of cannons, etc. at Red Hook signed. Petitions of 
Richard Nicholls land waiter for sa'ary, of Wm Bauch and 
Jacob Fred'k Lawyer (see L. P. 14:107) tabled. Warrant 
of survey granted to Thos. Braine (see L. P. 14:108), patent 
to John Neilson (see L. P. 14:112), licenses to purchase 
' Indian lands to Wm Johnson, Thos. Butler and John But- 
ler'(see L. P. 14:114), to Hendrick Myer (see L. P. 14:115). 414 
24 Death of the prince of Wales and change of prayer for the 
royal family to be announced by proclamation (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 76:158). Gov. Hamilton writes that the assembly 
of Pennsylvania will have nothing to do with the Indian 
meeting at Albany, but he intends to send Conrad Weiser 
with a present; approved. Letter received from Owen Rice 
and Rudolphus van Dyck in behalf of the Unitas Fratrum 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 76:157), intention approved. 417 

30 Lieut. Lindesay at Oswego reports that the French are build- 

ing forts at Oniagara and on the Ohio; referred to Gov. 
Hamilton and to the assembly. 418 

31 Governor of Canada 'to be written to about the building of 

above forts. Mr Bull, commissioner for South Carolina, 
arrives with six sachems of the Catawbas. Indians dis- 
pleased with act relating to Oswego duties; referred to the 
assembly. 419 

June 6 Assembly prorogued. Letter received from Arent Stephens 
the Indian interpreter (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:160). Com- 
mission appointing Brig. Gen. William Bull as delegate to 
Albany. 420 

12 Report at Albany that a great number of Catawbas are 
coming up spreads uneasiness among the New York 
Indians; to be contradicted. Letter received from the 
governor of St Augustine relating to Englishmen ship- 
wrecked on the coast of Florida and by him sent to New 
York. Warrants for salaries signed: Licenses to pur- 
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14:124, 125); to Luykas Johannes Wyngaard, John Garret 
Roseboom, Jacob Merkell and Nicholas Jacobus Lydius 
(see L. P. 14:109); to Theobalt, Adam, Frederick and 
Andries Yongh, Gerrit Staats, Henry Dow, Jacob ten 
Broeck, Corn's ten Broeck, Gerardus Groesbeck, Benj. 
Nicoll and Henry Holland (see L. P. 14:119); to Koenradt 
Kanterman (see L. P. 14:123); patents to Jacob Borst et 
al (see L. P. 14:1116 and p. 411); to Johann Joost Herkemer 
and his son Hendrick (see L. P. 14:126). 421 

19 Letters received: from Hendrick a Mohawk sachem to Rev. 
Mr Ogilvie asking that the sale of liquor to Indians be 
stopped; from Sec. Willard of Massachusetts, lieutenant 
governor is sick, commissioners are chosen by the general 
court. Speech of Gov. Clinton to the council (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 76:167); referred. 424 

p. m: Answer of the council to the governor's speech (see A''. Y. 
col. mss, 76:168). Gov. Hamilton has sent Conrad Weiser 
to Albany with message of condolence on the death of 
Canasatego and presents to the six nations and asks per- 
mission for Weiser's son to remain a few years among 
them near Fort Hunter and learn the Indian language; 
granted. 42^ 

July 15 Gov. Clinton lays minutes of proceedings at Albany June 

28-July 8 before the council as follows. 
June 28 Proclamation to issue forbidding the sale to or distribu- 
Albany tion among the Indians of rum. 428 

July I Report of Lieut. Lindesay at Oswego: Onondaga sachems 
gone to Canada to forbid the building of forts in their 
country; Young Red Head has taken four squaws to 
Canada; Nimnack has carried six English traders to Niag- 
ara, confirmed by some of the five nations with Cocknawaga 
and Sienundie Indians; Micel Mackenock (Missili- 
mackinak) Indians, arrived at Oswego, report war between 
the Twightwees and Ottawa was likely to break out; French 
interpreter and two Indians from Cadaraqui at Oswego, 
supposed with the intention of inviting all the five rations 
to Canada; recommends Chiquaquendi, an Onondaga 
. sachem, of great influence. Letter to be sent to the gover- 
nor of Canada remonstrating against the building of forts. 
Expenses of Rev. Mr Ogilvie in going to theMohawks 
about treaty with the Catawbas to be paid out of Indian 
treaty 'fund. Commission of Jacob Wendell, Joseph De 
Wight and Oliver Partridge, delegates of Massachusetts 
read. Gov. Clinton's speech to the Indians. 428 

2 Cocknawaga Indians pay their respects to Gov. Clinton; 
speeches upon the occasion. Speech at a private confer- 
ence with the six nations about Col. Johnson refusing to 
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3 Public condolence on 'the death of the prince of Wales by 
the Indians; Gov. Clinton condoles on the deaths of their 
sachems. His answer relating to Col. Johnson. Com- 
mission of Wm Pitkin and Jobs. Chester as delegates from 
Connecticut and instructions to Conrad Weiser, as inter- 
preter for Pennsylvania read. 432 

5 Col. Johnson gives his reasons for refusing to act any 

longer as Indian agent; he is asked to continue as such for 
the present, to which he consents but refuses to be sworn 
of the council. 434 

6 Cocknawagas, 200 in number, to leave Albany as soon as 

possible. 436 

8 Letter from Commissioner Bull, and his speech intended 
for the six nations read and approved, also Gov. Glen's 
letter to the nations. Expenses of the meeting heavy. 436 
10 Speech of Massachusetts commissioners read. Order in re- 
gard to the Indian boy in possession of Johannes Bradt. 437 
p.m. The Indian boy turned over to the sheriff: Jobs. Bradt to 
be prosecuted by information. Col. Johnson given 'charge 
of the Indian bey to return him to his parents. Royal 
mandamus appointing Col. Wm Johnson of the council; 
he is sworn in and takes his seat. Letter from the com- 
missioners to Gov. Clinton (see iV. Y. col. inss, 77:2); re- 
ferred. Speeches to and 'answers of the six nations, July I, 
6, 8, 10 and letter of Gov. Glen to them. 438 

July 19 Report of committee on the above letter 'from the commis- 
sioners (see N. Y. col. mss, 77:4) 453 

30 Lieut. Lindesay reports the arrival at ' Oswego of some 

Twightwees well disposed toward the English. Assem- 
bly prorogued. John Chambers appointed second justice 
of the supreme court vice Fred'k Philippse deceased. 455 

31 John Chambers sworn in as justice. 455 
Sep. 30 Mayors, sheriffs and coroner of New York 'and of Albany 

reappointed. Letters received: from Corns. Cuyler, sent 
with dispatches to Canada, no Indians of the six nations 
there on his arrival but Senecas came just before he left; 
from ]\Iarquis de la Joncquiere, governor of Canada, to 
Gov. Clinton (see JV. Y. col. mss, 77:7); from Col. John- 
son, a200 French and '200 Orondacks have passed Oswego 
on an expedition against British western Indians and to 
prevent the Pennsylvanians from building a fort at or near 
the Ohio; -from Lieut. Lindesay and Capt. Stoddard (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 77:5); same information; from Gov. Wool- 
cot, about sending missionaries to the six nations; from 
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Susquehannah objected to; referred. Warrants for salaries, 
etc signed. 455 

Oct. 9 Report on the above letter of Gov. -Hamilton. Petition of 
Jacob Borst et al for inserting the name of Anna Margrieta 
Greslaer in the patent, instead of her husband Jeronimus 
deceased (see L. P. 14:134) granted. Licenses to purchase 
Indian lands granted: to Johan.Fred'k Bauch, Christian 
Zehe, Johs. Zehe, Michael Wanner and Johs. Knisker (see 
L. P. 14:13s); to John Lawyer and Phil. Bergh (see L. P. 
14:136); patent to S. Bayard, Nich's Bayard, Sam"l 
Bayard, Peter Kemble and David Provoost (see L. P. 
14:137). 461 

Vol. 22, 1746-52 

Legislative minutes of council from June 3, 1746 to Nov. 11, 1752 printed 
in Journal of the legislative council of the colony of New York, 2:926-11107. 

Vol. 23, 1751-64 

1751 

Oct. 18 Report of committee on the representation of the attorney 
general relating to boundary with New Hampshire (21: 
398; and see N. Y. col. mss, 77:13). Col. Johnson's re- 
marks on a petition of Abr'm van Eps and other Oswego 
traders for increase of duties; to be laid before the assem- 
bly. Answer of Gov. Clinton to letter of governor of Can- 
ada of Aug. 16 (21:455) referred to the assembly. Patent 
granted to John Leake (see L. P. 14:138). I 

25 Royal order received creating Prince George prince of 
Wales (see N. Y. col. mss, 76:153); proclamation to issue 
accordingly. Letter received from Lieut. Mills at Oswego, 
trading house in a ruinous condition; referred to the 
assembly. ^ il 

28 Letter received from the same, expedition of M. Bellatre 
-, against the Twightwees failed because the Ottawawahs re- 
fused to join in it and of smallpox among the Indians; 
will be tried again in the spring with help of Orondacks, 
Abenakis and Micmack Indians; referred to Gov. Hamil- 
ton and the assembly. Message from the assembly that 
they will make provisions for sending smiths to Tieronde- 
quat, the Senecas and Onondagas and recommending 
Abr'm Wendell as resident agent among the Indians. 
Council will select an Indian agent if the assembly will 
make provisions. ii 

30 Assembly has made provisions for three smiths by resolu- 
tions, copies to be sent to Albany for selecting proper 
i" persons. 12 



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Nov. 1 Correspondence with Gov. Glen of South Carolina and the 
king of the Catawbas, six nations have killed some Cataw- 
bas; to be sent to the six nations. Treasurer to attend and 
explain why he has not paid warrants issued to Col. John- 
son. 13 
4 Explanation of treasurer as called for. Petition of propri- 
etors and inhabitants of the glebelands at Quassaick, for- 
merly granted to the palatines, that the grant may be con- 
firmed for the use of an English rector and schoolmaster; 
granted. 14 
7 Acts of parliament relating to naval stores, bills of credit and 
pot ashes received from the lords of trade and to be pub- 
lished in the New York gazette. Order to prosecute the 
commissioners for Oswego duties for neglect of duty. <- 
Council's opinion on a private message from the assem- 
bly wanting to know who will be appointed commissioners 
of Indian affairs. 17 
19 Peter Vrooman, Corn's Vrooman and Hendrick Hagadorne 
to be prosecuted on an affidavit of Jacob W. Vrooman, for 
having helped Roger alias Ryer Baxter of Schoharie to 
escape from jail. Reasons given by Col. Johnson for ob- 
taining a deed for land on Onondaga lake from the In- 
dians: to be laid before the lords of trade. Petition of 
Wm Smith and James Brown (see L. P. 14:129) granted. 19 
1753 

Jan. 9 Letter received from Arent Stephens the Indian interpreter 
with letter from the six nations to the Catawbas (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 77:28). Assembly called to meet. Threatening 
letter received by Robert Gilbert Livingston; reward for 
discovery of writer offered by proclamation (see A''. Y. cqI. 
mss, 77:30). 21 

Mar. 2 Letters received: from Arent Stephens, six nations unde- 
cided about going to Canada; from earl of Holdernesse 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 77:26). Warrants for salaries, etc. 
signed. Order on a petition of lawyers practising in the - 
mayor's court for an ordinance on fees. Patent granted to 
Goldsbrow Banyar, John Benson and Joseph Webb jr (see 
L. P. 14:141). 23 

May 4 Letter received from the governor of St Augustine, the New 
York privateer Hester, Robert Troup commander, has 
taken the Spanish sloop Carmen, Fernando Antonio 
Laguna master, after cessation of hostilities; referred to 
the judge of the admiralty court. Order on a petition of 
Robert Livingston jr (see A''. Y. col. mss, 77 '-39, 4o; and. 
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Arent Stephens with messages from the Onondagas, Vir- 
ginia and South CaroHna endeavor to keep the five nations 
and the Catawbas peaceful; from the Cayugas and Senecas, 
French intrigues; and from the Mohawks, Twightwees 
"~ have taken a French fort and want to destroy Niagara; 
Ohio Indians have taken Jean Coeur a prisoner. To be 
laid before the assembly. 25 

8 Royal mandamus appointing John Chambers to the council 
vice Stephen Bayard; he is sworn in and takes his seat. 
Order directing John de Peyster one of the commissioners 
of duties on Indian goods to render an account of moneys 
received. Six nations send a belt of wampum asking them 
to come to Virginia, to be returned to the governor of Vir- 
ginia; Albany being the place of treaty; advice of council 
thereon. Warrant to Lieut. Walter Butler for salary as 
commissary at Oswego signed. Licenses to purchase In- 
■ dian lands granted: to Teady Magin et al (see L. P. 
14:149); to Jacob Starnbergh (see L. P. 14:148); to 
Rudolph Staley and Johan Joost Herchheimer jr (see L. P. 
14:144); to Jacob Timberman [Zimmerman] and John 
Joost Snell (see L. P. 14:147). 27 

21 The sloop Maria, Fernando Laguna master, not to be re- 
stored. Order on a petition of Fernando Antonio Laguna 
for the discharge of Spanish negroes, freemen sold as 
slaves. Letter received from Lieut. Mills at Oswego, 
Twightwees on the warpath against the French ; French 
intentions; to be communicated to governor of Pennsyl- 
vania and the assembly. Patents granted: to Henry Hol- 
land (see L. P. 14:150, 151, 153); to Abr'm Hasbrouck, 
Louis Bevier jr and Jacob Hasbrouck jr (see L. P. 14:128). 
Wampum belt received from the Senecas asking for a 
blockhouse to secure them against the French; recom- 
mended to the assembly. 29 

25 Letter received from Don Melchior de Navarette governor of 
St Augustine, Spanish negroes sold as slaves; referred to 
the advocate general. Patent granted to Augustus van 
Cortlandt (see L. P. 14:154). Order in relation to the lands 
on Onondaga lake given by the Indians to Col. Johnson. 31 

29 Letter received from Gov. Glen of South Carolina, Catawbas 

and six nations. 33 

July 3 Letter received from Gov. Hamilton of Pennsylvania. Re- 
port on the petition of Rob't Livingston jr (p. 25) and 
petition of Westenhook patentees (see N. Y. col. mss, 
77:44, 46, 47) referred. Warrants for salaries signed. Re- 
port of attorney general about Spanish negroes (p. 31) to 



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be sent to the governor of St Augustine (see N. Y. col. 
inss. 77:50). Patents granted: to Coenradt Kanterman (see 
L. P. 14:157); to Jobs Lawyer and Phil. Bergh (see L. P. 
14:159); to John Leake (see L. P. 14:158): to Augustus van 
Cortlandt (see L. P. 14:154). Licenses to purchase Indian 
lands granted: to Arent Stevens et al (see L. P. 14:164): 
to David Schuyler, Peter D. Schuyler, Adolph Myer and 
John van Cortlandt (see /,. P. 14:165). Ferry patent 
granted to Abr'm Kip and Moses Cantine (see L. P. 
14:167). 33 

14 Warrant to Johan Joost Petrie for supplies to Oswego gar- 
rison signed. Petitions of T. Young et al (see L. P. ■ 
14:161) with caveat against it by Nicholas Bayard, and of 
Stephen, Nicholas and Samuel Bayard, Peter Kemble and 
David Provoost (see L. P. 14:166) heard and decided in 
favor of the first. Patents granted: to Arch'd Kennedy 
(see L. P. 14:171); to John Chambers, Vincent Matthews, 
Evan Jones, Joseph Sacket, Samuel Bayard Mariner, 
James Tuthill, Eben'r Seeley, John Yelverton, Hezekiah 
Howell, Henry Brewster, Brandt Schuyler, Lodowick 
Bamper, Christ'n Hertell, John Sacket and Mathias Ear- 
nest (see L. P. 14:170). ■ 3-; 

Aug 14 Letter received from Arent Stevens Indian interpreter, six • 
nations and Catawbas have made peace. John Dowgan, 
Michael Fin- and John Colson to be arrested by the sherifif -^ 
of Albany on depositions taken before the mayor charging" 
them with mutiny at Oswego and desertion. 40 

21 Col. Johnson writes that the six nations are in great want of— 
provisions; peace with the Catawbas who return to South 
Carolina under escort of Iroquois warriors. Report received 
from Lieut. Mills and Oswego traders on the ruinous con- 
dition of buildings there; mayor of Albany to be asked to 
have it repaired and assembly to make necessary appropri- 
ation. Assembly prorogued. Letter and report received 
from Lewis Morris judge of the admiraltj- relating to 
Spanish negroes. Patents granted to Samuel Auchmuty, 
John Burges, Wm Ogilvie, Anne Avery, Morley Harrison. 
Josiah Crane, Wm Mitchell, Hendrick Cropsie and John 
Bickerton (see L. P. 15:6); to Thos. Ellison (see L. P. 
15:5); to Abr'm Fonda (see L. P. 15:1). License to pur- 
chase Indian land granted to Teleman Cuyler. Joris John- 
son and Henry Ramsen jr (see L. P. 14:174). 40 

Sep. 29 Mayors, sheriffs and coroner of New York and Albany re- 
nominated. Assembly prorogued to meet at the house of 
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signed. John Dowgan and Michael Fin, Oswego deserters, 
to be brought to New York. Mayor of Albany writes it 
is too late in the season to have repairs at Oswego made. 43 

Nov. 16 Acts of parliament, relating to correction of calendar, culti- 
vation of coffee, attestation of wills received and ordered 
published. Letter received from the lords of trade with 
additional instructions. Commissioners of Indian affairs 
appointed. Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: 
south of the Mohawk river and west of Schoharie to John 
Christ'r Hardwick et al; on Otsego lake and Adaquick- 
tinge creek to Fred'k Miller, Adam Scheffer, George Cuntz, 
Adam Tippel, Luke van Ranst et al; between Schoharie 
and Cobus kill to Lawrence Lawyer (see L. P. 15:21); to 
Johs. Becker jr, Jobs. Schafer jr, Hendrick Schafer jr and 
Jacob Schafer (see L. P. 15:213); to Lambertus Starnbergh 
(see L. P. 15:20); to Jacob Miller (see L. P. 15:22). Patent 
granted to Arent Stevens, Barent Vrooman, Matthew Fer- 
ral, Rob't Adams, Cadw. Golden jr, John Young, John 
Sewell, Ephraim Arnold, Dow Fonda and Jelius Fonda 
(see L. P. 15:24). Lease of a house near Fort George 
granted to Christ'r Blundell (see L. P. 15:25). Order on 
petition of Wm Bauch, Jacob Fred'k Lawyer, Nich's York 
and Thos. Eckerson (see L. P. 15:14). Minutes sent home. 45 
21 Warrants signed: to John Wallace for salary as surgeon; to 
Wm Livingston administrator of Lieut. John Lindesay, 
for the latter's salary as commissary at Oswego. New 
license to purchase Indian lands granted to Matthew Fer- 
ral (see L. P. 15:28). 50 

Dec. I Patent granted to John Fred'k Bauch, Christian Zehe, Jo- 
hannes Zehe, Michael Wanner and Johs. Knisker (see 
L. P. 15:30). Caveat by Noah Elting and others against 
a grant to Abr'm Hasbrouck et al (p. 29) dismissed and 
patent confirmed. Warrants for salaries signed. 51 

2 Letter received from Don Fulgencio Garcia de Solis governor 
of St Augustine respecting the claim of the sloop Carmen, 
Fernando Laguna master; referred to the attorney general. 
Report made by the recorder and aldermen on the petition 

of attorneys (p. 23) referred. 53 

1753 

Mar. 2 Report of the chief justice on petitions of Robert Living- 
ston jr and Westenhook partners (p. 25, 33) to be sent to 
the lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. Patent granted 
to Nich's Colton and Edw'd Wilkins (see L. P. 15:42'). 
Warrants for salaries signed. 55 

16 Report of the attorney general on the claim of the sloop 
Carmen and Spanish mulattoes (see N. Y. col. mss, 77:70) 
referred. Letter from Gov. Dinwiddle of Virginia about 
~ treaties with the six nations (see N. Y. col. mss, 77:65) re- 
ferred. Assembly prorogued. 61 



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Ap. 16 Letters received: from lieutenant governor of Boston, 
boundary affairs; from Col. Johnson on Gov. Dinwiddie's 
letter (see N. Y. col. mss, 77-76); from sachems of the six 
nations denying that they have been in Virginia to treat; ^ 
all referred. Order on petition of Johs. Becker and Johs. 
Eckerson (see L. P. 15:43). 63 

30 Royal mandamus appointing Wm Smith of the council vice __ 
Sir Peter Warren deceased; he is sworn in and takes his 
seat. Col. Johnson writes of a French army marching ap- 
parently to Ohio; sent to Gov. Hamilton. Massachusetts 
will appoint boundary commissioners; referred. Assem- 
bly prorogued to meet at the courthouse in Jamaica. 
Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to Johannes 
Samuel Pruyn and Dorick Bratt van Schoonhoven (see 
L. P. 15:44); to Rudolph Staley and Johan Joost Herch- 
heimer (see L. P. 15:46). Patent granted to Abr'm Duyon 
(see L. P. 15:48). Ordinance to issue regulating sessions of 
circuit courts. 65 

May I Report on the appointment of commissioners to settle the 
boundaries with Massachusetts; to be sent to Boston. 
License to purchase Indian lands granted to Teady Magin 
(seeL. P. 15:49). 67 

30 Letters and papers received: from Robert Charles, colonial 

agent at London, concerning New Hampshire boundaries; 
referred to assembly; from Gov. Hamilton of Pennsylva- 
nia, robberies by French Indians in Kentucky; from Lieut. 
Holland at Oswego, Indian news, French army moving to 
the Ohio; all referred to assembly. 70 

31 Letter from Capt. Stoddard to Col. Johnson, French move- 

ments (see A''. Y. col. mss, 77:87); referred to assembly. 72 

June 4 Memorial of Rob't Livingston jr (see A''. Y. col. mss, 77:94) 
and petition of John van Rensselaer (see A''. F. col. mss, 
77:92) referred to assembly. Repairs of the Oswego build- 
ings. Six nations to be met at Albany. 72 

12 Hendrick and other Mohawk sachems before the council; 

their speech. 72 

13 Order on report of advocate general in relation to Spanish 

mulattoes (see A''. Y. col. mss, 77:98-99). Corporatioij of 
Albany has provided transportation to the Mohawks. 
Letter received from Arent Stevens, he has tried to dissuade 
them from going to New York. Minutes of the conference 
with the Mohawks at New York (see A". Y. col. mss, 77:100-5. 75 
15 Letter from the speaker of the assembly David Jones, allow- 
ance for Indian presents. Hendrick's speech referred. Pe- 
tition of corporation of Albany for an appropriation to 
fortify the city referred to assembly. 78 

p. m. Complaint by the Mohawks of encroachments upon their 

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i6 Speech to be made in answer to the Mohawks, the reply of 

Hendrick, their speaker and concluding remarks. 8o 

i8 Above speeches to be laid before assembly. Letters received: 
. from Arent Stevens, wampum belt sent by the governor of 
Canada to the six nations forwarded to New York; from 
Lieut. Butler to Col. Johnson, same topic; referred to as- 
sembly and Gov. Hamilton. Indian affairs (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 77:88). Petition by inhabitants of Kinderhook for the 
building of two forts there referred to assembly. 84 

July 3 Letters received: from Timothy Woodbridge to Col. John- 
son with belts of wampum, against sale of rum to five 
nations and Susquehanna Lidians (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
77:116), proclamation to issue accordingly (see A^. Y. col. 
mss, 77:119); from Lt. Gov. Phips with report of committee 
on the boundary (see A''. Y. col. mss, 77:109, no), referred; 
from Gov. Hamilton, Indian affairs. 85 

4 Time set for hearing on caveat by Thos. Ellison against grant ^ 
of land under water to John Chambers et al (see L. P. 
15:45). Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to 
David Schuyler, Peter David Schuyler and Nicholas Picket 
(see L. P. 15:56); to John Schuyler and Abram Douw (see 
L. P. 15:57). 86 

28 Report on Lt. Gov. Phips' letter (p. 85; and see'iV. Y. col. mss, 
77:144). Proclamation to issue ordering rioters in the 
manor of Livingston to be arrested (see N. Y. col. mss, 
77:146); copies of both to be sent to Gov. Phips (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 77:145). Message received from the sachems 
of the Canajoharie castle (see N. Y. col. mss, 77:115). Let- 
ters received: from Mayor Robert Saunders of Albany, he, 
Myndert Schuyler, Jacob C. ten Eyck, John Beeckman and 
the recorder have qualified as Indian commissioners (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 77:1231); from the said commissioners with 
letters of Indian traders, prisoners of the French and In- 
dians (see N. Y. col. mss, 77:97, 140); Senecas, Shawanese 
and Cayugas will take up the hatchet against the French 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 77:143); all referred. Report of the 
advocate general on the cases of Josepho Antonio Fallo 
and Alexander Joseph de la Torre, Spanish negroes, re- 
ferred. Letter received from Gov. Belcher (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 77:141). Warrants for salaries, etc signed. Licenses 
to purchase Indian lands granted: to Jacob Starnberger, 
[ George Zimmer, Hendrick .Weaver and Jacob Zeimer, all of 

Schoharie (see L. P. 15:55); to Jacob Timberman and John 
Joost Snell (see L. P. 15:61); to Jobs. Lawyer jr, Jacob 
Borst jr, George Forster and Reinhart Heints (see L. P. 
15:63); to James Stewart et al (see L. P. 15:64). Petitions 



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referred: of Lambertus Starnbergh and Adam Starnbergh 
(see L. P. 15:60); of Jobs. Becker jr, Jobs. Schafer jr, Hen- 
drick Scbafer jr and Jacob Scbafer (see L. P. 15:59). Dan- 
iel Horsmanden appointed tbird justice of tbe supreme 
court. 88 

Aug. 8 Letters received: from Gov. Hamilton, Indian and Ohio 
affairs, Conrad Weiser sent to Onondaga; from Lieut. Hol- 
land at Oswego, French troops going to the Ohio, troops 
from the Mississippi to join them. Petition of Miguel 
Joseph Fuentes a free Spanish negro referred. 94 

ID Patents granted to Lambertus and Adam Starnbergh and to 
Jobs. Becker jr et al (p. 88). License to purchase Indian 
lands granted to John McNiele, John McKillip, Charles 
McKay, Alex'r Stewart and John Wilson (see L. P. 
15:65). Order on a representation by the advocate gen- 
eral (see A'". Y. col. mss, 77:150). 95 

31 Letters received: from Col. Johnson, Indian affairs; from 
Lieut. Holland, Indian movements (see N. Y. col. mss, 
77:147); from Gov. Shirley, boundaries (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
77:152). Isaac Hubbard appointed collector of duties in 
Suffolk county. License to purchase Indian lands granted 
to Ury Rightmeyer and Hendrick Weaver (see L. P. 
15:66). Patent granted to Augustine Moore and John 
Myer cordwainer (see L. P. 15:67). 97 

Sep. I Order on petition of Abel Hardenbrook (see A-^. Y. col. mss, 
77:155)- Warrants for salaries signed. Hearing on the 
caveat of Thos. Ellison against grant to John Chambers (p. 
86) ; patent granted. 99 

20 Letters received: from Gov. Glen of South Carolina, Carolina 
Indians, proclamation (see A''. ]'. col. mss, 77:113-14); from 
Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia, Catawbas and Cherokees har- 
rassed by the Praying Indians (see A^ Y. col. mss, 77:151); 
from Col. Johnson, French Indian movements; opinion of 
coimcil thereon. Controversy between Wm Bauch & Co. 
and Jobs. Becker et al (p. 63) to be examined. 102 

29 Edward Holland reappointed mayor, John Ayscough sheriff. 
Anthony Rutgers coroner of New York; Robert Sanders 
mayor, James Wilson sheriff of Albany. Letter and papers 
received: from Gov. Shirley (see A^ Y. col. mss, 77:157-60) 
and referred; from the governor of St Augustine (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 77:156) referred. 104 

Oct. 10 Letter from duke of Newcastle granting leave of absence to 
Gov. Clinton and enclosing lieutenant governor's commis- 
sion for Chief Justice de Lancey. 106 

10 Sir Danvers Osborn baronet has his commission as governor, 
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seals and proclamation to issue continuing all officers (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 78:17). Sir Danvers publishes his commis- 
sion at the city hall. 107 

11 John Roberts appointed sheriff of New York vice John 

i Ayscough resigned to go to England. 109 

12 James Alexander presides, Sir Danvers Osborn having 
• died. Thos. Pownall Sir Danvers' secretary delivers the seals 

and commissions. James de Lancey sworn in as lieutenant 
i- governor. Proclamation to issue continuing all officers 

(see A''. Y. col. mss, 78:18). Instructions to Sir Danvers 
{ read, appointing Cadwallader Golden, James Alexander, 

■' Arch'd Kennedy, James de Lancey, George Clarke jr, 

Joseph Murray, John Rutherford, Edw'd Holland, Wm. 
Johnson, John Ghambers and Wm Smith of the council. 
Lt. Gov. de Lancey advised to publish his commission with- 
out the usual solemnities at the gate of Fort George near 
the Bowling Green. Gommittee of inqtiest on Sir Danvers' 
death appointed. no 

p. m. Committee appointed to take an inventory of Sir Danvers' 

estate and make arrangements for his funeral. 112 

13 Cadwallader Golden sworn of the council, takes his seat. 112 

18 Assembly prorogued (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:24). 113 
25 Letter received from Lieut. Holland at Oswego, needed re- 
pairs; referred to assembly. Sir Danvers Osborn's papers 

1 to be examined. 113 

29 Letter received from Col. Johnson, French are making settle- 
ments on the Ohio and Mississippi, Swiss brought there; 
his minutes of Indian conferences at Oswego with speeches, 
July 26-27. Sep. 8, 10 (see N. Y. col. mss. 78:2-8). Letter 

'■ received from Lieut. Holland, Indian news. Instructions 

to Sir Danvers Osborn to be laid before the council and 
assembly. Oliver de Lancey, Thos. Pownall and Charles 
Williams appointed administrators of Sir Danver's estate. 114 

Nov. 7 Orders on petition of Hendrick, Abr'm Paulus, Johannes 
and Nickas, Mohawk sachems (see L. P. 15:77). Inventory 
of military stores in Fort George to be taken. Warrant to 
John van Rensselaer for firewood and candles to Fort Wil- 
liam and to Albany and Schenectady garrisons signed. 125 
10 Letter from Lord Holdernesse to- Sir Danvers Osborn, en- 
croachments by foreign powers, mutual assistance of the 
colonies; referred to assembly. 127 

19 Report of committee on the eastern boundaries (see iV. Y. 

col. mss, 78:33) to be sent to Gov. Shirley. 128 

21 Certificate granted on petition of the minister of the re- 
formed church in New York (see N. Y. col. mss, 7^-34, 3S)- 
Isaac Honeywell justice of the peace and colonel of mili- 
tia in Westchester county dismissed. 129 



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Dec. 6 Letter received from Lieut. Holland, French troops returned 
from the Ohio will make another attempt next year; to be 
sent to lords of trade and southern governors. Order on 
message from assembly (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:37). Report 
of committee on the death of Sir Danvers Osborn (see 
A'', y. col. mss, 78:19-23) and representation of committee 
on eastern boundaries (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:32) to be sent 
to lords of trade. 130 

10 Letter received from the lords of trade to Sir Danvers Os- 
born, Indian conference to be held; to be laid before as- 
sembly. 131 
12 Council advise that the governor give his assent to fifteen 
acts passed, Arch'd Kennedy dissenting. Assembly con- 
sents to make appropriations for Indian presents. Indians 
called to meet at Albany. Assembly prorogued. 133 
1754 

Jan. II Riot in New York citj^ because the merchants refuse to take 
copper money at standard rate. Proclamation to issue 
for suppressing the disorders (see iV. Y. col. 7)iss, 78:50). 
Wendal Ham and Mathiat Sleght committed. 133 

31 John Burnet appointed coroner of New York vice Anthony 
Rutgers deceased. 26th and 27th articles of the instruc- 
tions to Sir Danvers Osborn relating to appeals to gover- 
nor and council from the supreme court; 56tli and 59th of 
same relating to grants of land (see L. P. 15:89), referred. 
Petition of Ury Rightmeyer, Hendrick Weaver, John 
Lansing, Abr'm Lott jr, Isaac Goelet and Edw'd Taylor 
for land south of Schoharie referred. Letters received 
from Gov. Belcher, the sheriff and justices of Orange 
county about New Jersey boundary line and disturbances 
there (see A''. Y. col. mss, 78:53-62). Committee appointed 
to establish a line of peace. 134 

Feb. 4 Letters received: from Gov. Shirley, boundaries; from Mr 

Smith to Gov. Shirley, French on the Ohio. 139 

18 Col. Johnson takes the oaths as member of the council. 
Letter received from Gov. Dinwiddi'e (see .Y. Y. col. mss, 
78:63); advice of council thereon. Examination of Stephen 
Coffin (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:49) received from Col. John- 
son, French Forts at Presqu'ile and Riviere aux Boeufs. 140 

Mar. I Report of committee on instructions relating to grants of 
land. Assembly prorogued. Patent granted to Ury 
Rightmeyer et al (p. 134) for 8000 acres of land in Albany 
county. Petitions referred: of ^latthew Ferral et al (see 
L. P. 15:92); of John Christ'r Hardwick (see L. P. 15:95); 
of Fred'k Miller, Adam Scheffer. George Cants, Adam Tip- 
pel and Luke van Raust (see L. P. 15:91)- Order on re- 
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4 Letter received from Gov. Shirley, wants Indian meeting 
at Albany postponed; not consented. Report of commit- 
tee on the disturbances along the New Jersey line (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 78:74); copy to be sent to Gov. Belcher. 145 

13 Dissent of James Alexander to the preceding report (see 

N. Y. col. mss, 78:81); .referred. Letter received from 
Rob't Livingston jr (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:67); referred 
to committee on eastern boundaries. A Frenchman ar- 
rived from Canada to be confined to his room. 151 
p. m. Report on petition of Matthew Ferral (p. 142) ; license 
to purchase Indian lands granted. Report on the peti- 
tions of J. C. Hardwick and of Fred. Miller et al (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 78:67); licenses granted. • M. Paco the 
above Frenchman examined and ordered to leave as soon 
as possible. Order relating to people coming from Can- 
ada sent to Albany. Gov. de Lancey sworn in as chan- 
cellor. 158 

14 Letter received from Gov. Dinwiddle, Virginia assembly has 

granted £10,000 for operations against the French on the 
Ohio, with proclamation (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 78:68). Gen- 
eral plan of campaign to be concerted, Virginia proclama- 
tion sent to Connecticut. Petition of Wm Walton, Rob't 
Crommelin, Thos. Barnes and James des Brosses (see 
L. P. 15:98) referred. 164 

18 Bills of credit of New York are reported counterfeited; gov- 
ernor of Connecticut to be asked to arrest Nath'l Key one 
of the counterfeiters. 166 

23 Assembly prorogued (see L. P. 15:80). 167 

26 Letters received from Lord Holdernesse (see L. P. 15: Sii), 
referred to assembly; from Gov. Dinwiddle (see L. P. 
15:75)- Assembly called to meet promptly. 167 

Ap. 4 Letters received: from Gov. Hamilton (see L. P. 15:86); from 
Gov. Shirley (see L. P. 15:85); from Gov. Dinwiddle (see 
(L. P.' 15:76). Propositions to be made to assembly: 
supplies for independent companies ordered to Virginia; 
forts in the Indian country; dotible garrison at Oswego; 
repairs at Oswego and Copsy battery. Independent com- 
"" panics to go by water in the station ship, Lieut. Kennedy 
commanding. Letter received from Peter Bours (see L. P. 
15:83). Communication from James Alexander (see L. P. 
15:90) referred. 168 

9 Proclamation to apprehend deserters (see L. P. 15:92) 
signed. Speech to be made to the council and assembly 
read (see L. P. 15:91). 171 

p. m. Letters left by M. Paco in the hands of Mr Stilwell to be 

sent to the ministry. 172 



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15 Letters received: from the lords of trade, approving resolu- 
tion to assist other colonies when invaded, referred to the 
assembly; from John Pownal, secretary of the lords of 
trade, Indian conference approved. French deserters from 
Niagara examined, confirm news given in a letter of Dr 
Colhoun; to be further examined. Indian presents arrived 
from England to be inspected. 172 

29 Letter and papers received from Gov. Shirley (see N. Y. col. 

mss, 78:98) referred to boundary commissioners. Vote of 
assembly in relation to gunpowder seized by Collector 
Kennedy referred (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 78:100). New char- 
ter granted to the corporation of Kingston (see L. P. 
15:99). Patent granted to Wm Walton et al (p. 164). 173 

May I Assembly prorogued for one day. Recommendation to be 

made to provide means for securing the colony. 175 

9 Letters received: from Gov. Dinwiddle, attack on the 
French at Kennebeque river may prevent their designs on 
the Ohio; from Gov. Hamilton with letter from Major 
G. Washington (see iV. Y. col. mss, 78:111) and speech of 
the Half King (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:112); to be sent to 
Connecticut. Warrants to the governor, Indian commis- 
sioners, officer at Oswego for Indian expenses and to 
Indian interpreter for salary signed. Report of committee 
and eastern boundary commissioners (see N. Y. col. mss, 
78:110) read and ordered on file. Cadw. Golden, Joseph 
Murray, Wni Smith, Benj. Nicoll and Wm Livingston 
appointed commissioners to settle the boundaries with 
Massachusetts. 176 

13 Letters received: from Gov. Belcher (see A''. Y. col. mss, 

78:108-9); from Gov. Dinwiddle, Virginia and North -- 
Carolina troops have marched to the Ohio; from Gov. 
Wentworth, commissioners to the Indian meeting at Al- 
bany shall be fully instructed. Reasons of council why 
the station ship, Lieut. Kennedy commanding, should take 
the independent companies to Virginia, Capt. Diggs' or-"~ 
ders notwithstanding. 178 

17 Assembly decline to provide gunpowder on account of the 
seizures by the collector. Collector Kennedy releases 
some of the seized powder for transportation to Oswego. 
Warrant to Henry Brasier for going express to Virginia. 180 

28 Assembly prorogued. Petition of the trustees of Kings col- 
lege (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:120); referred. iSl 

30 Report of committee on preceding petition approved. War- 

rant to issue to the attorney general to prepare letters 
patent for the college (see A'. Y. col. mss, 78:121). Dissent 
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^ (see N. y. col. mss, 78:126); not to be published. Letter 
received from Lieut. Hitchen Holland (see N. Y. col. mss, 
78:115). Commission and instructions for Massachusetts 
boundary commissioners (see N. Y. col. mss, 78:125, 127) 
read and approved. 183 

June 4 Order on petition of Johannes van Werdts, master of the 
French brigantine Virgin of Light (see N. Y. col. mss, 
78:123, 129). 188 

18 Letter received from Lieut. Holland at Oswego (see A^^. Y. 
Albany col. mss, 78:122). Minutes of Indian commissioners read; 

opinion of council thereon. Commissioners of the other 
colonies asked to meet the governor in the city hall. 189 

19 Commissioners of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Con- 
City hall necticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Maryland pres- 
Albany ent. Letter from lords of trade read, also minutes of In- 
dian commissioners and remonstrance of Oswego traders. 191 

26 Upper Mohawk castle not arrived; message sent to them. 191 

27 Conference with the lower Mohawk castle, Canadagaia their 

speaker. 192 

28 Canajoharie or upper castle Mohawks have come; speech 

of Hendrick and the governor's answer. 194 

July 2 Conference with the Canajoharie Mohawks, Hendrick their 

speaker. 196 

3 Hearing on complaints of the Canajoharies about encroach- 

ments upon their lands. 198 

4 Proclamation forbidding buying of Indian presents for rum 

(see N. Y. col. mss, 78:146) signed. License to purchase 
Indian lands granted George Klock, Wm Nellis et al (see 
L. P. 15:111). 199 

5 Order on petition by six Housatannunck or Stockbridge 

Indians for redress in regard to their lands on Hudson 
river: Hendrick Peterson, Wm Dariorus, Nicus Jacob, 
Paulus, Johannes Jacob and Henry Rett Canajoharie 
Indians sign a deed to George Klock, Wm Nellis et al; 
their transactions with Teady Magin; governor's answer 
to their complaints. 200 

6 Message from the commissioners of the colonies wanting 
I to know particulars of the Indian complaints. Governor's 

answer. Conference with the lower Mohawk castle about 
the Kayaderosseras patent; Rev. Mr Barclay, Capt. Butler. 202 

8 Conference with the Canajoharie castle to prove to the com- 

missioners that they are satisfied. 205 

9 Addition to be made to the speech intended for the Schach- 

kook and river Indians; approved. 207 

ID Report of the Massachusetts boundary commissioners read 
I and additional instructions given. 207 



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ri Report and instructions continued. 208 

25 Minutes of the proceedings at Albany laid before the coun- 
Ft George cil. Petition of Wawayanda and Minisink patentees (see 

N. Y. col. mss, 78:149) referred. 209 

p. m. Assembly prorogued. 210 

27 Order on application made by Hendrick, Paulus and Nickus, 

Mohawks, that a patent for land be granted to Coenradt 
Mattys a poor man to whom they have given i^. 210 

Aug. 9 Plan for the union of the colonies referred. Petition of 
David Schuyler, Nich's Pickard, Peter D. Schuyler, 
Gerardus Stuyvesant, James Livingston, John Willet, 
Leonard Lispenard, Abr'm Lynsen, Gualtherus du Bpis, 
Peter P. Schuyler, Nich's Bayard, Christ'r Bancker, Sam- 
uel Heath, John van Cortlandt, Phil, van Cortlandt, Wm 
Kelly, David van der Hyden, Robert Benson, John de 
Peyster jr, John Myer and Augustine Moore (see L. P. 
15:115) referred. 211 

p. m. Report of the Massachusetts boundary commissioners that 
no settlement has been made, referred. Representation 
of Cadw. and Alex'r Golden (see A''. Y. col. mss, 79:1) re- 
ferred. 211 
20 Order on information sent by the Indian commissioners that 
the six nations intend to go to Canada upon invitation of 
the governor. 212 

28 Letters received: from Lieut. Holland, French Indians on 

the way to the Ohio; from Gov. Dinwiddie, Major Wash- 
ington defeated; to be laid before assembly. 213 

31 Indian commissioners report with affidavit of Peter Hogg 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 79:17), that Hosick is burning (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 79:18). 213 

Sep. I Orders on preceding report. 214 

3 Letters received: from Indian commissioners (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 79:19); from Lieut. Holland (see A'. Y. col. mss, 79:8). 
Fort to be built near Saratoga. Patents granted to James 
Stewart, Hamilton Stewart, John Vroman, John Wolf Bar- 
let, James Rogers, James Glen, John Thompson, Francis 
Burk, Dennis Maddin, James Dobbins, Wm Powell and 
Hendrick Philipps (see L. P. 15:119); to Hendrick ten 
Eyck (see L. P. 15:118). Order on petition of Samuel 
Rodman and John Wooley (see L. P. 15:116). 215 

7 Letter received from Gov. Belcher with representation of 
council of proprietors (see A'^. Y. col. viss, 79:15-16); re- 
ferred. 218 

16 Letters received: from Indian commissioners (see N. Y. col. 
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fortifications; from Gov. Belcher (see A''. Y. col. mss, 79:35); 

from Messrs Schuyler and Cuyler (see N. Y. col. mss, 

79:32). Patent granted to James Stewart et al (p. 215). 218 

20 Letter received from Gov. Dinwiddie (see N. Y. col. mss, 

79:29). Warrant signed to Lt. Gov. de Lancey for money 

u advanced to provision troops sent to Virginia. Message 

from Gov. Dinwiddie to the six nations forwarded. 

Orders: on petition of the magistrates of Schenectady for 

cannons, etc; on the affidavit of Myndert Wemple (see 

A'^. Y. col. mss, 79:36). Warrant to Henry Brasier for go- 

! ing express to Virginia signed. Letter received from 

Indian commissioners (see A'^. Y. col. mss, 79:34). 220 

29 Hans Hansen appointed mayor, Abr'm Yates jr sheriff of 

Albany. 221 

30 Mayor, sheriff and coroner of New York reappointed. Order 

on a petition of Wm Bauch, Jacob Fred'k Lawyer and 
Nich's York (see L. P. 15:121). Letter received from the 
commissioners of Indian affairs (see A*". Y. col. mss, 79:43). 
Letter to be written to the governor of Canada complain- 
ing of hostilities by the French Indians. Patent granted 
to David Schuyler et al (p. 211). 222 

Oct. 31 Patent to the governors of the college of the province of 
New York (Kings) approved, Mr Smith dissents. War- 
rant to John van Rensselaer for firewood and candles to 
garrisons at Albany, Schenectady and Ft Hunter signed. 224 
p. m. Letters received: from Indian commissioners (see A'^. Y. col. 
mss, 79:25, 44-52, 59), from Gov. du Quesne of Canada 
(see A^ F. col. mss, 79:38); from missionaries at the falls 
of St Louis (see N. Y. col. mss, 79:37, 38). Petitions re- 
ceived from inhabitants of Schenectady (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
79:68) and from Canajoharie sachems (see A''. Y. col. mss, 
79:58). 225 

Nov. I Hearing of Stephen Thorne and Abr'm Guyon against the 
petition of Samuel Rodman and John Woolley (p. 215) 
continued. 226 

7 Warrants to Johan Joost Petrie for supplying the troops at 

Oswego. 227 

9 Bartholomew Crannel appointed coroner of New York vice 

John Burnet absent. 228 

14 Message from assembly (see A''. Y. col. mss, 79:74) referred. 
Letters received: from Sir Thos. Robinson secretary of 
state, French on the Ohio must be expelled; from the same 
to Gov. Shirley, plan for driving the French from the 
Kennebeck approved; from lords of trade, general union 
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assembly. Memorial of Capt. John Morke (see N. Y. col. 
mss, 79:78, 79) referred to a joint committee of the council 
and assembly. Charter for Kings college to be printed. 228 

20 Letter received from the officers at Albany, their troops - 
need bedding; referred to assembly. Hearing in re Rod- 
man and Woolley continued (p. 226); patent granted to 
them for ferry between New Rochelle and Sands point, 
L. I. Petition of Rudolph Staley, Johan Joost Herch- 
heimer jr, Thos. Schoonmaker, Peter Bellingher jr, Fred'k 
Arendorph, Hans Michael Itigh jr, Hendrick Spone, Aug. 
Hess, Nich's Woolever, Christ'r Fox, Rud. Schoonmaker, 
Sam'l Broughman, Jacob Itigh, Jacob and George Kess- 
laer, Nich's Herchheimer, Hans Dederic Staley (see L. P. 
15:122) referred. 2-3 1 

26 Letter received from Gov. Belcher with opinion of council 
of New Jersey (see A^. Y. col. mss, 79:83, 84) referred. 
Order on a petition of James Flood to be appointed branch 
pilot. ^^^ 

30 Petition of Col. Thos. de Kay (see N. Y. col. mss, 79:93) re- 
ferred to assemtsly; James Alexander dissents. Order re- 
lating to the accounts of the Indian commissioners (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 79:92). Order on complaint of the magis- 
trates of Albany against Capt. Staats Morris for interfering 
in civil jurisdiction. 234 

Dec. 7 Council advises the governor to pass all the acts of assembly 
except a bill for raising money by lottery for the church^^ 
at Oysterbay. Assembly to adjourn. 235 

10 Patent granted to George Klock, Wm Nellis, Lendert Hel- 
mer, Johannis Klock, Hendrick Klock, Juria Wendecker, 
Henry Klock jr, Fred'k Bellinger, Johannis Hess, Sig- 
frenus Tygert, Coenradt Klock, Christ'n Nellis, Henry 
Walrat and Godfred Helmer (see L. P. 15:127). 235 

17 Letter received from Sir Thomas Robinson, secretary of 

state: Sir Peter Halket's and Col. Dunbar's regiments to 
go to Virginia; Gov. Shirley and Sir Wm Pepperel to 
raise two regiments of 1000 men each. Council are of 
opinion that as the forces are not in the province nothing i 
can be done. The ship Neptune arrived with palatines 
from Rotterdam to be removed from Rotten Row to 
Turtle bay for quarantine. French subjects to leave the- 
city. Report on the disturbances along the New Jersey 
line (see A''. F. col. mss, 79:102). 237 

18 Above report to be printed. Quarantine orders. 256 
24 Cannons to be lent to Gov. Shirley on his demand (see 

N. Y. col. mss, 79:101). John O'Bryant vs Wm Bryant in 
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28 Letter received from Gov. Morris recommending two Indian 

chiefs with messages to the six nations; they explain their 

errand to the council and it is approved. 2=;q 

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Jan. 10 Indian affairs (see A''. Y. col. mss, 79:105, 106). Assembly 
to be called to make provisions 'for driving the French 
from the Ohio; proclamation to that effect signed (see 
N. Y. col. mss, 80:1). Warrant to Peter Wraxall for cler- 
ical work. 260 

31 Letters received: from Lieut. Holland at Oswego, French 
intrigues; from the Indian commissioners, Indian corn to 
be sent to Oswego for use of the six nations; from cor- 
poration of Albany, defenceless state of the city (see N. Y. 
col. mss, 80:5), referred to assembly; from Corn's Cuy- 
ler (see N. Y. col. mss, 80:3); from the governor of Can- 
ada, hostilities by French Indians prohibited; to be sent 
to Gov. Shirley. Mr Rutherford sworn of the council, 
takes his seat. 262 

Feb. 5 Negroes insolent, proclamation to issue for enforcing the 
laws against them (see N. Y. col. mss, 80:13). Militia to 
do guard duty in the city. Patents granted to Rud. Staley 
et al (p. 23,1) ; to Jacob Timberman and Johan Joost Snell 
(see L. P. 15:13s); to Johs. Samuel Pruyn and Dirck Bratt 
van Schoonhoven (see L. P. 15:134). 263 

6 Application to be made to New Jersey for erection of a 

beacon near Sandy Hook. 266 

19 -. The sheriff of Albany taken prisoner by people from Massa- 
chusetts and imprisoned at Springfield; letter to be written 
to Gov. Shirley about it. Council advise the governor to- 
pass acts of assembly and adjourn the house. 266 

21 Commissioners to purchase materials for fortifications are 
given instructions, Copsy battery to be repaired. Warrant 
to Indian commissioners for expenses in 1746 signed. 267 

28 Minutes of a conference between Col. Johnson and the Mo- 
hawks on the 7th of February. Depositions of John and 
Henry van Rensselaer (see A^. Y. col. mss, 80:31, 32) to be 
sent to Gov. Shirley with the affidavit of Abr'm Yates 
sheriff of Albany (see N. Y. col. mss, 80:24). Letter re- 
ceived from Gov. Shirley (see A''. Y. col. mss, 80:18, 26). 
Regulations for the export of provisions (see A''. Y. col. 
mss, 80:36, 38). A Frenchman, fled on account of a duel 
from Canada to Albany, ordered to New York. Patents 
granted: to Johs. Becker, Johs. Eckerson and Thos. Eck- 
erson (see L. P. 15:136); to Wm Bauch and Jacob Fred'k 
Lawyer (see L. P. 1^:121). Order on a memorial of 
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Mar. 3 Order of council that entries of government affairs shall be 

kept separate from those concerning private persons. 272 

27 John O'Bryant vs. Wm Bryant. 272 

Ap. 25 Petition of Jacob Folt/:, Johan Joost Petrie, Johannes 
Petrie, George Klock, Johannes Schauman, Johannes 
Klock, Marcus Petrie, Hendrick Klock jr, George Wen- 
desker, Coenradt Klock, Casper Hannes, Jost and Adam 
Leyb, Hendrick, Devalt Hannes and Adam Merckell, Adam 
Gunterman, Dederick Horning, Adam Grey, Elias, Chris- 
tian and Lips Garlock, Daniel, Dederick and Christian 
Petrie, Ackus van Slyck, Michael Itigh, Henry Merckell 
jr, Hendrick and Peter Hauck, Adam Walrad, Jacob and 
Abr'm van de Wercken, Felix Meyer, Lodwick Kram, 
Wm Nellis, George Klock jr, Hendrick Windecker, John 
Jacob Ael, Hendrick Nellis, Adam Walrad jr, Fred'k 
Bellinger, Philipp Sternberger, Conradt Kels, Lips Bellin- 
ger, Abr'm Lansingh, Jacob Klock jr, Henry Walrad and 
Joost Petrie jr (see L. P. 15:138) referred. 272 

26 License to purchase Indian lands granted to the preceding. 
Patent granted to Richard Shuckburgh and Jacob van 
Dyck (see L. P. 15:124). 273 

May 13 Patent granted to John Chris'r Hartwick, Theod. Frieling- 
havisen, Marcus Kuhl, Hendrick Keppele, George Kitner, 
Fred. Meyer, Thos. Tuermer, Carl Ewald, Hendrick 
Schleydorn, John Maurice, Goet Shius and David Seckel 
(see L. P. 15:137). 27s 

19 Order on petition of the governors of Kings college for an 
additional charter enabling them to appoint a Dutch pro- 
fessor in divinity. 276 
30 Draft of the above additional charter read and approved. 277 

June 5 The same is to be printed. 277 

30 Certificate granted upon a petition of Christ'r Bancker, John 
Morin Scott, John McEvers, John Alsop, Leonard Lispen- 
ard and Oliver de Lancey (see N. Y. col. mss, 80:43), Mr 
Jas. Alexander dissenting. 277 

July 22 Patent granted to Gotfried Miller, Adam SchefTer, Adam 
Tippel, Luke van Ranst, Conradt Silbernagel, Johannes 
Silbernagel, Wm Williams, Wm Traflfort, Neal McCarty, 
John Cock, Charles and Samuel Beeckman, George Peter- 
son, Erich Christian Hoyer and George Cantz (see L. P. 
15:140). 279 

Dec. I Sir Charles Hardy, knight, governor. Order of the lords 
justices repealing the New York act for submitting the New 
Jersey line controversy to the king. 280 

6 Royal order approving the act enabling the Dutch church in 

New York to sell Fordham manor. 281 



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nth, 15th, 37th, 38th, 54th and 93d instructions to Sir Chas. 
Hardy. Petition of Gilbert Burnet eldest son of Gov. Wm 
Burnet (see L. P. 15:142) referred. Petition of Wm Brown 
for money due to the estate of Gov. Burnet referred. 

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Lt. Gov. James de Lancey presides. Royal order approving 
the act disposing of part of Phil, van Cortlandt's estate. 290 

Petition of John Albert Weygand minister, Charles Beek- 
man, John David Wolf, George Peterson and Jacobus van 
Boskerk, elders, and Charles Beeckman jr and Balthasar 
Dasch, deacons of the Lutheran church in New York for 
a charter referred. 291 

Petitions referred: of Josiah Haywood, Wm Benson, Eben'r 
Moulton, Timothy Allen, James Lawrence, Freeborn Moul- 
ton, John and Samuel Moulton, Daniel Earle and Matthew 
du Bois (see L. P. 15:145, 146); of Samuel Robins, Asa 
Douglas, Jonas Marsh, Joseph Hanchet, Wm Warner, 
David Wright, Zebulon Robins, Solomon Bebee, David 
Russell, John Bebee, Ozias Curtis, Gamaliel Whiting, Eli- 
jah Russell, Elisha Hurlbutt, John Konickabaker, Abr'm 
Hallenbeck, Daniel Terris, James Bebee, Joseph Kellegg, 
Sam'l Wright, Benj. Willard, John Ensign, Solomon 
Demmon, Solomon Wright, Jon'n Chipman, Samuel Kelp, 
James Nicholls, Daniel Horsford jr, Wm Holmes, Andrew 
Stevens, David Wright jr, Chas. Belding, Elizur Wright, 
Nathan'l Dean, Asahel Bebee, Augustin Bryan jr, Jacob 
Bunce, Jeremiah Andruss, Jon'n Russel, Samuel Russel, 
John Dean, Stephen Russel, Gideon Ball and Timothy 
Hurlbutt (see L. P. 15:147). 292 

Charter granted to the Lutheran church of New York, pat- 
ent to be prepared. 293 

Petition of the minister, elders and deacons of the Presby- 
terian church for a charter referred. 293 

Patents granted: to Abr'm, Anne, Jacobus, Johannis, John 
Joseph, Sarah Montanie, Abr'm, Everardus jr, Jacob 
Jacob jr, John Brouwer, Anne and Benj. Payne, John and 
Mary Tompkins, Catherine and Stephen Callow, Elizabeth 
and George Gififing, Joseph and Sarah Devoe, John and 
Sarah Oliver (see L. P. 15:148); to John Tabor Kempe and 
Goldsbrow Banyar (see L. P. 15:147); petitions referred: 
Vincent and David Matthews (see L. P. 15:149); of Maurice 
Robinson, Christ'r Blundell, Garret Abeel and Henry 
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Edw'd Wilkins for land in same and caveats entered by 
John Tabor Kempe (see L. P. 15:148) and Vincent Mat- 
thews (see L. P. 15:148). 294 

Petition of John R. Bleecl<er, Isaac Sawyer, Edmond Wells, 
Abr'm J. Lansing et al (see L. P. 15:152) referred. 296 

Patent granted to James Bradshaw, Daniel and Nath'l Tay- 
lor, John Warner, Abel and Kent Wright, Benj. and Eben'r 
Silye, Preserved Porter, Partridge Thacher, Thos. Noble, 
Dan'l Bostwick, Samuel Carfield, John Prindle, Isaac and 
Jon'n Hitchcock, Benj. Wildman, Amos Northrup, Henry 
Burhorns, Peter Nicholls, Gaylord Hubbel, Israel Camp, 
Samuel Bronnson, John Hitchcock, Gideon Noble and 
Comfort Starr (see L. P. 15:153). 297 

Day fixed for a hearing between Nich's Colton and Edw. 
Wilkins of the one part and David and Vincent Matthews 
of the other. 

Order on petitions of Trueman Hinman et al (see L. P. 
16:32); of Daniel Prindle et al (see L. P. 15:154); of Jehiel 
Hawley et al (see L. P. 16:156); of Ebenezer Lacey for land 
adjoining Daniel Prindle at South bay or Wood creek; of 
Benj. Hoyt et al (see L. P. 16:158). Patent granted to 
Daniel Prindle. 

Patent granted to Enos Ayres (see L. P. 16:162). 

License to purchase Indian land granted to Isaac Sawyer, 
John R. Bleecker, Edmund Wells and Abr'm Jacob Lan- 
sing (see L. P. 16:160); to John and Wm Winne, Johs. de 
Wandelaer, Hendrick Meyer, Hendrick van Beuren, Maes 
van Beuren jr, Harme Groesbeck and Harme Knicker- 
backer (see L. P. 16:172). Hearing in re Colton and Mat- 
thews (p. 299) ; continued. 

Hearing in re Colton and Matthews (p. 304) ; continued. 

Same continued. 

Same; decided. Petition of Sarah widow of Teady Magin, 
Wm Fox, Peter Curtenius, Harme Gansevort, John Wil- 
liams, Phil. Livingston, Edw. Smith, John Gansevort, 
James Moran, Isaac Goelet, Alida Hansen, John Ogilvie 
and John Keen (see L. P. 16:175) referred. 

Cadwallader Colden president of the council. Petitions re- 
ferred: of Wm Smith and Edw'd Wilkins (see L. P. 
16:183); of Wm Cockcroft, Beamsley Gla/.ier, Barth'w le 
Roux, Mich'l Thedey, George Brewerton, George Brewer- 
ton jr, Rob't McGinnis, Peter Middleton and John Dies 
(see L. P. 16:178); of Arch'd McBride, James Crawford jr, 
James White and David Crawford (see L. P. 16:180); of 
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Oct. I Patents granted: to Sarah Magin et al (p. 30S); to Vincent 
and David Matthews (p. 294); to Thos. Moore and Lewis 
Pintard (p. 311); to Arch'd McBride et al (p. 311). Peti- 
tion of Wm Cockroft et al (p. 311) tabled. 314 

Nov. 5 Patents granted: to Wm Smith and Edw'd Wilkins (p. 311); 
to Isaac Vrooman (see L. P. 16:11); to Hendrick ten Eyck 
(seeL. P. i6:i'3). License to purchase Indian lands granted 
to George Klock (see L. P. 16:7). Petitions referred: of 
Oliver de Lancey, Peter du Bois, Philipp Schuyler, Garret 
Staats et al (see L. P. 15:187); of John, Philipp, Jacob and 
Valentine Benninckhoff, Moritz Gabel, George Weider 
Grundel, — Wise, George Heyner, John Lay, John Philipp 
Wiber, Lendert Islyng, Christophel Berrus, Lawrence 
Bamberger, Henry Peter Henry, Phil. Tick, Phil. Tick jr, 
Christian Smith, Benj. Lindner, Phil. Reis and Jacob 
Klock (see L. P. 16:16); of Jacob H. ten Eyck, George and 
Markes Rykert, Volgert Dason and John Roorback jr (see 
L. P. 16:4); of Phil. Livingston (see L. P. 16:8); of Fred'k 
Young and Corn's ten Broeck (see L. P. 16:9). 317 

26 Patent granted to Phil. Philippse, Beverley Robinson and 
Roger Morris for land between the Hudson river and the 
Connecticut line [Putnam county]. 322 

Dec. 31 Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to Oliver de 
Lancey et al (p. 317); to Jacob H. ten Eyck et al (p. 
317); to Phil. Livingston (p. 317); to Fred. Young et al 
(p. 317) ; patent granted to James Bradshaw et al for islands 
in the Hudson river opposite to their land. Return of sur- 
vey for Phil. Philippse et al (p. 322) approved and grant 
passed (see L. P. 16:23, 24). Patent granted to Cadw. 

Colden jr and David Colden (see L. P. 16:22). 325 

1761 

Jan. 14 Petitions referred: of Alex'r Colden, Wm Willet, Stephen de 

Lancey, and Christ'r'Blundell (see L. P. 16:28); of Henry 

White et al (see L. P. 16:10); of Thos. Jones et al (see • 

L. P. 16:19); oi Jellis Fonda et al (see L. P. 16:27); of Wm 

Smith jr, Johs. Hendrickse Vrooman et al (see L. P. 16:26); 

of John Joost Petrie et al (see L. P. 16:5). 330 

28 Petitions referred: of Abr'm Dowe et al (see L. P. 16:30); of 

Wm Walton jr, Jacob Walton, Thos. Walton and Gerard 

Walton (see L. P. 16:20); of Arab Ward of Waterbury, 

Ct. et al (see L. P. 16:29); of Zachariah Hawkins of 

Derby, Ct. et al (see L. P. 16:29). 335 

Feb. 4 Licenses to purchase Indian lands granted: to Peter van 

Bough Livingston, Hendrick Walraat, Thos. Smith et al 

(see L. P. 16:311); to Henry White et al (p. 330); to Thos. 

Jones et al (p. 330) ; to Jellis Fonda et al (p. 330) ; to Wm 

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to Abr'm Dowe et al (p. 335); to Win Walton jr. et al (p. 
335); to Arab Ward (p. 335); to Zachariali Hawkins (p. 

335). 227 

May 19 Royal order approving the act of assembly empowering jus- 
tices of the peace etc to try causes to the value of £5. 343 
27 Patents granted: to Alex. Colden et al (p. 330); to Cath- 
erine Colden, Cath. Kennedy, Lawrence Reade, Aug. van 
Cortlandt, Rob't James Livingston, Wm Walton jr, Mary 
Magdalen Nicoll, Alex'r Colden, John Taber Kempe, 
Goldsbrow Banyar, Matthew du Bois, Josiah Martin jr and 
Wm Benson (see L. P. 16:51); to Major Robert Rogers, 
Joseph Dequipe, Esa Putnam, John Miller, Roger Prince, 
Francis Dayne, Jas. Osgood, Sam'l Osgood. Ephraim Dick- 
ison, Daniel Chase, James Miller, David Thompson, John 
Taggart, David Hughes, John Herring, Daniel Miller, 
Robert Miller, James Moores, Daniel Moores, John Evans, 
David Evans, John Shute, Benj. Osgood and Jon'n Chase 
(see L. P. 16:39). Licenses granted to purchase Indian 
lands: to Thos. Jones, surgeon et al (see L. P. 16:38); to 
John Jones et al (see L. P. 16:37); to Capt. James Rogers 
et al (see L. P. 16:34); to Moses Hazzens et al (see L. P. 
16:40, 41). Charters granted to the parish church of Ja- 
maica upon petition of Samuel Seabury jr minister, Robert 
Howell, Benj. Carpenter, John Hutchins, John Smith, 
Jacob Ogden, Joseph Oldfield, Joseph Oldfield jr, John 
Troup, John Comes, Gilbert Comes, Thos. Truxton, Thos. 
' Braine, Benj. Whitehead, Samuel Smith, Wm Sherlock, 
John Innes, Rich'd Betts, Isaac van Hook, Thos. Hinch- 
man and Adam Lawrence (see A''. Y. col. mss, 89:128) and 
to the church at Flushing on petition of John Aspinwal, 
Thos. Grenel, Joseph Haviland, Daniel Thorn, Wm 
Thorn, Jacob Thorn, John Dyer, Christ'r Robert, John 
Morrel, Isaac Doughty, Jacomiah Mitchell, Francis Brown, 
Charles Cornell, Charles Wright, Joseph Bowne, Fosicr 
Lewis, Nath'l Tom, Benj. Thorn, John Marston. John Wil- 
son and Benj. Fowler (see A''. Y. col. mss, 89:129). Petition 
of Wm Hawkhurst (see A''. Y. col. mss, 89:130) rejected 
(see Doc. hist. N. Y. 1:731; Q 1:496). 344 
June 10 Petitions referred: of Isaac Sawyer, John R. Bleecker, Abr'm 
Jacob Lansingh, Edmond, Thomas and Joseph Wells, 
Samuel Gilbert, Daniel Ingham, Eliphalet House, Thomas 
Gilbert, Clement Sumner, Stephen Palmer, Edw'd Sawyer, 
Ebenezer Duevey jr, John and Thos. Sawyer, Azariah and 
Benj. Beach, Daniel Tillotson, Obadiah Horseford, Alex'r 
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singh, Jordan Post, Francis Lansingh, George Clinton, 
Abr'm van den Bergh, Joel Jones, John Russ, Samuel Filer, 
Joshua Phelps, Nath'l Phelps, Increase Porter, Elisha 
Pratt, John and Gad Merrell, Jon'n Hutchinson, Jedediah, 
John and Jazaniah Post, John Gilliot, Benj. Pumroy, Elijah 
Lothrop, Ichabod Phelps, Benj. Trumble, Wni Sumner, 
Samuel Gilbert jr, Derick and Jacob van der Heyden, 
Levinus Winne, David Barber, Ephraim Wright, Stephen 
Barber, Israel Post, Ezekiel Jones, Samuel Jones, Silas 
Pipon, John Peters, Wm Winterton and Peter Marselius 
(see L. P. 16:54, 6s); of Capt. Walter Rutherford, Capt. 
Quintin Kennedy, Lieut. John Duncan, Lieut. George 
Coventry and 21 other officers and soldiers [not named] 
(see L. P. 16:33); of Ryer Schermerhorn, Jacob Schermer- 
horn, John Quackenbush et al (see L. P. 16:46). Order on 
a petition of Vincent and David Matthews (see L. P. 16:56). 351 
17 Patents granted: to John AIcNeile, Alex'r McKey, Alex'r 
Stewart and Oliver Templeton (see L. P. 16:59); to Jobs. 
; Lawyer jr, Jacob Borst, George Forster, Hendrick Heints, 

'" Wm Bornheyer, Sam'l Denton and John Wessells (see 

' L. P. 16:58). Petition of Arent van Corlear, Nidi's Lake 

jr, Thos. Lake, James Lake and John Lake, all of New 
Jersey (see L. P. 16:57) referred. Warrant of survey 
granted to Jobs, van der Pool and Robert van Duersen 
(see L. P. 16:61). Charters for the churches at Jamaica 
and Flushing approved. 355 

22 Patents granted: * to Isaac Sawyer et al (p. 351); to Arent 
van Corlear et al (p. 355). License to purchase Indian 
lands granted to Capt. Walter Rutherford et al (p. 35i)- 
Warrant of survey to Ryer Schermerhorn et al (p. 351). 
Clause to be inserted in all patents, Mr Watts dissenting. 2,62, 
24 Date fixed for hearing the land case between Matthews and 

Smith; Charles Clinton to attend. 3^7 

July I Matthews and Smith [incomplete]. • 367 

8 Petitions referred: of Hendrick Schneyder, John Wetteck, 

Hendrick Lake, John Johnson, Garret Williamson, Nath'l 

Acherley, Benj. Abbot, Wm Taylor and Martinus Voor- 

hies (see L. P. 16:69); of Sir Wm Johnson, Ferral Wade, 

George F. Cheap, James Rogers, Dennis Maddin, John 

Johnston, Wm Johnson. Peter Frax, Michael Russell, Wil- 

helmus Russell, Paul Reiter, Peter H. Klyne, John Span- 

genburgh, Lucas Veder, Lawrence Enan, Michael Sallen- 

ger, Mathias Link, Hanthy Creitz, George Stani, George 

I ' Stam jr, John Johnson, Peter Servis, Christopher Servis, 

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der, Conradt Creitzenbergher. Conradt Smith, Jon'n 
French, Jacob Pickle, Hannis Wolfe Barlet, Aug. Eickler, 
Jacob Sefer, Job's Alt, Bastian Steenmyer, Stephen Kip, 
George Kip and Peter Frederick (see L. P. 16:45); of Jacob 
Hendrick ten Eyck, George Rykert, Volgert Dason and 
John Roorback jr (see L. P. 16:71). 368 

15 Petitions referred: of Abr'm Lott jr, Isaac Low, James 
Duane, Samuel Staats Cojemans, Jacob Noorstradt, George 
Hagewout, Adam Heyler, Thos. Strembeck, John Kleen, 
• Conradt .Rossman, Isaac Post, Waldron Blauw, Nich's 
Lake, Joseph Gififers, Derick and Hendrick Hogeland, 
Daniel Huntington, John Baur, Henry Buel and Benj. 
Southard (see L. P. 16:68); of Wm van Bergen, Martin 
Garretse van Bergen and Jas. Humphrey jr (see L. P. 
16:67). 370 

Aug. 5 Patents granted: to Hendrick Schneyder et al (p. 368); to 
J. H. ten Eyck et al (p. 368); to Abr'm Lott jr et al (p. 
370); to Wm van Bergen et al (p. 370). Hearing on the 
caveat of John van Rensselaer (see L. P. 16:77) against 
a grant to Catherine Colden et al postponed. 3-/2i 

19 Cadw. Colden, lieutenant governor. Petitions referred: of 
Coenradt and Frederick Franck, George Herchheimer, 
Michael Itigh and Peter Piper (see L. P. 16:53); of Wm 
Cunningham (see L. P. 16:63, 64); of Phil. Livingston, Rud. 
Keller, John Burk, Edw'd Earl, Samuel Bailey, Wm Den- 
ning, Wm Livingston, Jereihiah van Rensselaer, Peter du 
Bois, John Hansen, John James Beeckman, Peter Hansen, 
Roger Townshend, Wm McCrackan, John Cuyler, Myn- 
dert Burger, Michael Hugo Frazier, Wm Bailey, Gerardus 
Lansingh and Phil. Lansingh (see L. P. 16:78); of Fred'k 
Young, Corn's ten Broock, Adam Young, Hendrick 
Mathias, Johannes Kesslaer, Andries Young, Nicholas 
Oxiner, Francis Johnson, Christian Frolic, Robert Leon- 
ard, Elias Bailey, Theobald Young, John Carman, John 
Jas. Glen, John I. Cuyler, Garret Ab. Lansingh, Henry C. 
Cuyler, Abr'm Yates jr, Simon Groot and Jonas Southerd 
(see L. P. 16:95): of Wm Smith jr. Jobs. Hend. Vroo- 
man, John Read, John Glen, Abr'm Douw, Guysbert 
Fonda, Peter Douw, Volkert Abr'm Douw, Jobs. Hend. 
ten Eyck, Parent C. ten Eyck. John C. ten Eyck, Francis 
W«lsh, Abr'm ten Broeck, Hendrick Young, Gisbert Mar- 
selis, Thos. Gordon, Wm Weyman, Rich'd Smith, Leonard 
de Kleyn, and Sam'l Boyer (see L. P. 16:76). 376 

Sep. 3 Order on petition of John van Rensselaer (see L. P. 16:77, 
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Newtown, L. I. upon petition of James Hazard, Rich'd 
Alsop, Wm Sacket, Sam'l Moore, Jacob Blackwell et al 
(see N. Y. col. mss, 90:17). Patents granted: to Coenradt 
Frank et al (p. 376) ; to Wm Cunningham (p. 376) ; to Phik 
Livingston et al (p. 376) ; to Fred'k Young et al (p. 376) ; 
to Wm Smith jr et al (p. 376). 379 

9 Petitions referred: of Dirck Schuyler, Samuel Pell, Jacob 
Arding, Henry van Vleck, Jacob Kemper, Matthew Kem- 
per, John Morton, Christ'r Miller, Ephraim Dickison, 
Joseph Jukes, Abner Fowler, Nath'l Morton, Abr''m A. 
Schuyler, Peter van Voorhuise, Jan van Voorhuise, Dirck 
Schuyler jr, Abr'm D. Schuyler, Abr'm Wilson, Isaac Law- 
rence, Anth'y van Dam, Thos. Kip, Abr'm Kip, Minnie 
van Voorhuise, Jon'n Lawrence and Jarvis Roebuck (see 
L. P. 16:81): of Michael Nestel (see L. P. 16:89). Minutes 
sent home. 3S5 

Cct 16 Order on petition of Arch'd Kennedy -for directions to the 
surveyor general to select a place for a wharf near Fort 
George with right of ferriage to the Jersey shore. Warrant 
of survey granted to John Borghart of Kinderhook (see 
L. P. 16:100). 387 

Dec. 2 Order on petition of John v^n Rensselaer (see L. P. 16:105). 388 
4 Hearing on preceding petition postponed. 388 

1762 

Feb. 10 The nth, 15th, 32d. 33d, 51st, S4th, 93d and extract from the 

46th article of instructions to Gov. Robert Monckton. 388 

17 Additional instructions restraining the grants of land; procla- 
mation to issue accordingly (see N. Y. col. mss, 90:77). 394 

Mar. I Petitions referred: of Ryer, Jacob, Freeman and Wm Scher- 
merhorn, Johs. Nich's, Peter Quackenbosh, Thos. and John 
Smith and Joseph Lynsen (see L. P. 16:112); of James 
Bradshaw, Nath'l Taylor, Dan'l Taylor, John Warner, 
Abel Wright. Benj. and Eben'r Silye, et al as above, p. 297 
(see L. P. 16:113); oi Daniel Prindle, Elihu Marsh, Thos. 
Hungerford, Samuel Hungerford, John Buck, Daniel 
Tryon, Amos Leach, Benj. Sealey, Anth'y Wanser, Jon'n 
Weeks, John Page, Elihu Marsh jr, Abr'm Wanzer, Benj. 
Elliot, John Seeley, Aaron Prindle, Thos. Northorp, Eze- 
kiel Pain, Jedediah Graves, David Commins, Eben'r Pres- 
ton, David Preston and Joshua Agard (see L. P. 16:114); 
of Jacob Starnberger, George and Jacob Zimmer, Hen- 
drick Weaver, John Joost Becker and John Schever (see 
L. P. 16:98); of Wm van Bergen, Martin Gerritse van Ber- 
gen and James Umphrey jr (see L. P. 16:106). 396 



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Ap. 15 Opinion of council on the additional instruction relating to 
grants of land. Patents granted: to Ryer Schermerhorn 
et al (p. 396); to James Bradshaw et al (p. 396); to Dan'l 
Prindle et al (p. 396): to Jacob Starnberger et al (p. 396). 399 

May 12 Charters granted: to the French church at New Rochelle 
upon petition of Rev. Michael Houdin, Jacobus Bleecker, 
James de Blez and David Lispenard, wardens (see A'. Y. 
col. mss, 90:71); to church at Westchester village upon peti- 
tion of John Milner, John Bartow. Isaac Willet, Lewis 
Morris jr, Peter de Lancey, Nath'l Underbill, James Gra- 
ham and James van Cortlandt (see N. V. col. inss, 90:105). 403 
13 Hearing on the caveat of John van Rensselaer against grants 

to Solomon Bebee and associates (p. S73, 379. 387, 388). 405 

June II Royal order disapproving the act of assembly for the better 
government and regulation of seamen in the merchant ser- 
vice. 406 
25 Gov. Robert jNIonckton presides. Order on petition of Benj. 
Palmer, Joseph Palmer and Samuel le Rue (see L. P. 
16:115). 407 

July 21 Hearing on the caveat of John van Rensselaer (p. 405) post- 
poned. 408 
28 Patent granted to Wm Ernst Spornheyer and Wm Heints 

(see L. P. 16:117). 408 

Aug. 3 Hearing on the caveat of John van Rensselaer (p. 408); con- 
tinued. 410 
25 Patent granted to Benj. and Joseph Palmer and Samuel le 
Rue (see L. P. 16:120). Petition of Thos. Moore and Lewis 
Pintard (see L. P. 16:118) referred. 411 

Sep. 29 Petition of Jacob Starnberger, George, Jacob, Petrus and 
Wm Zimmer, Hendrick Weaver, John Joost Becker and 
John Schever (see L. P. 16:121) referred. Patent granted 
to Thos. Moore and Lewis Pintard (p. 411)- 412 

Oct. 7 Hearing on the caveat of John van Rensselaer (p. 410) ; con- 
tinued. 414 
20 Decision in preceding case. 415 

Nov. 23 Petitions referred: of Samuel Deal sr, Samuel Deal jr, Wm 
Deal, John Dies, John Schureman, iNIatthew Dies. Evert 
Byvanck jr. Abr'm van Ranst. Jacob Boelen, Peter Praa, 
Provoost and David Provoost (see L. P. 16:129); of Hen- 
dricus and Solomon du Bois (see L. P. 16:125); of Matthew 
du Bois (see L. P. 16:131) referred. 415 

Dec. 2 Charter for the church at Westchester village passed. Peti- 
tion of Frederick, Hendricus. John. Petrus and William 
Dederick (see L. P. 16:134) referred. 417 



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i6 Copy of the petition of Sam'l Deal et al (p. 415) to be sent to 
the lords of trade. Petitions of Fred. Dederick et al and 
of Hendr. du Bois (p. 415) rejected. Petition of Abr'm 
Haasbrouck and Isaac Haasbrouck jr (see L. P. 16:135) 
tabled. Order on petition of Matthew du Bois (p. 415). 
Petition of Wm Moore (see L. P. 16:133) rejected. Order 
on petition of David Hunt (see L. P. 16:136). 417 

22 ■ Petition of Isaac de Forest, Wm Hunn, Jobs. Hesse, Thos. 

Conklin, and Jeremiah WooU (see L. P. 16:137) tabled. 419 

Petitions referred: of John Mason, Ricli'd CuUin, Joseph 
Wheten et al (see L. P. 16:126); of Garret Erickson, Her- 
man Peters, Harman Vedder et al (see L. P. 16:127); of 
Alex'r and James Turner, Thos. Johnston, Matthew Bol- 
ton, John McCreles, John Crawford, John Lucore, Rob't 
Hamilton, Chas. Kidd, Hugh Bolton, James Lukes, George 
Thompson, Jon'n Marsh, Wm Crosset, Alex'r Turner jr, 
Joseph Rugg, Thos. White, Benj. Southwick, Daniel Bal- 
lard, Samuel Southwick, Daniel McCollem, Joshua Con- 
key, Wm Edgar, Wm Conkey and Adams Clark Gray 
(see L. P. 16:128) ; of Thos. Dick, David Southwick, Amos 
Foster et al (see L. P. 16:130) ; of John Tabor Kempe, John 
Morin Scott, John Bard et al (see L. P. 16:138); of Donald, 
George and James Campbell et al (see L. P. 16:141). 420 

6 Petition of Thos. Willet, Paul Miller et al (see L. P. 16:140) 

referred. 4J3 

12 Patent granted to David Hunt (p. 417). 4^4 

26 Patent granted to John Anderson (see L. P. 16:87, 122). Pe- 
titions referred: of Joseph Walton, John Wilson, David 
Standish, Thos. Davies, John Williamson, Walter Mitchel- 
son, Thos. Dean Pearce, Wm Bruce, Wm Forman, David 
Davies, Wm Grant, Henry Brown, Thos. Sibson, Joseph 
Brome, Wm Godwin, John Kennedy, Thos. Sidwell, John 
Godwin, Wm Wilson, Wm Ford, Arch'd Bruce, Samuel 
Orem, Francis Lawson and Walter Marshall (see L. P. 
16:146); of Robert Harper (see L. P. 16:145). 4-24 

Feb. 9 Petition of Rev. Samuel Verbryck, John Corn's Haring, Roe- 
lof van Houten, Jobs. Joseph Blauvelt, Johannes Haring, 
elders. Corn's Blauvelt, Jobs. Bell,' Fredericus Haring and 
Jobs. Nagil, deacons (see iV. 1'. col. mss, 91:138) referred. 
Counter petition of John Peterse Smith and Corn's Smith 
(see A^. y. col. iiiss, 91:139); Petitions referred: 01 Jolui 
and Philipp Embury et al (see L. P. 16:148) ; of Wm. Cock- 
croft, Beamsly Glazier, Barth'w le Roux, Michael Thodey, 
George Brewerton sr and jr, Robert McGinnis, Peter Mid- 
dleton and John Dies (see L. P. 16:147). 426 



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16 Report on petitions for land of 5th, 6th, 29th of January and 
9th of February, pending in the council; all rejected (see 
L. P. 16:152). Memorial of Trueman Hinman, Eben'r 
Lacey and Jehiel Havvley with their respective partners (see 
L. P. 16:150) referred. 428 

Mar. 2 Petition of Alex'r McNachten and other emigrants from 

Scotland (see L. P. 16:154) referred. 430 

16 Memorial of Obadiah and Henry Wells, Daniel Goldsmith, 
Benj. Stout et al (see L. P. 16:161). Petition of Rev. 
Jean Carle, Peter Vallade, James des Brosses, elders, 
Daniel Bonnet and Charles Jandine, deacons of the French 
church at New York (see N. Y. col. mss, 91:146) referred. 431 

Ap. 20 Royal order repealing the act of assembly for the payment of 
salaries, etc. Petition of Abr'ni Thomas et al (see L. P. 
16:164) referred. 433 

May 18 Clause to be added to the patent for Benj. Palmer et al (p. 
411). Report on petition of Alex. Turner et al (p. 420); 
granted. Petitions of John Wason, of Garret Erickson and 
of Thos. Dick with respective partners (p. 420) rejected. 
Reports on the petitions of Donald Campbell et al (p. 
420); of Isaac de Forest et al (p. 419) granted. 434 

21 Reports on petitions granted: of Alex'r McNachten et al (p. 
430) (see L. P. 16:167) with schedule of names of grantees; 
of Joseph Walton et al (p. 424; see L. P. 17:2); of 
John, Phil.,